Tony, Tim, and Tom were three buddies who hung out together in high school.
The boys were considered class clowns; they frequently got in and out of trouble with teachers and coaches. The boys all shared the innate ability to charm and lie their way out of tight situations. It didn’t hurt that all three had very wealthy, powerful dads who were big players in the city.
Tom invented a clever scheme where the three boys would enter a convenience store, Tony and Tim would go to the back of the store filling their pockets with whatever they could while Tom charmed the store owner while buying a hand full of candy bars and a magazine -all the while enthusiastically chatting up the owner.
Tom would turn on the charm spigot 100% telling joke, asking questions – removing all the attention from his shoplifting buddies in the back. Tom would pay $20 dollars for all of his loot while his two friends would slither out the door with their coat pockets bulging with beer, soft drinks and jerky.
The boys were very smooth and made a point of never returning to the same store. As fate would have it- word spread about the three high school bandits and they were finally caught. Their fathers came to the rescue with the old ”Boys will be boys” excuse and got the boys off the hook.
The trio laughed all the way to the park- where they bought up and got high.
There were a bunch of girls at the nearby all-girls school who thought Tim,Tom,Tony were cute. The boys cruised by the girl’s school at least once a week, honking and waving.
The boys started having parties in the woods… the parties grew in size and infamy. Word got out that the parties got pretty wild. Alcohol was flowing and weed was everywhere. They were finally caught by Rangers… not only did the parents hear about this law-breaking series of events, their school was informed, also.
Two girls who attended one of the parties had been ”Mauled by three of the very drunk boys.” The girls went to their school counselor and told her about the parties in the park: the alcohol, the dope, and the boys who were overtly aggressive towards the girls.
Phone calls were made. Father President spoke to Mother Superior. The Jesuit priest was acutely aware that the three boys came from families of major donors. The three dads readily reminded him of this
Mother Superior, a Sister of Mercy (who dropped out of law school to enter the convent) was savvy, and did not suffer fools gladly. She had no qualms about protesting the behavior of the high school boys, the illegality of underage smoking and drinking and the use of drugs.
The two had several heated conversations regarding the events and the students involved. Mother Superior was livid- Father President was looking to fund raise for a new building on campus and his three top donors (the fathers) were on the chopping block.
How do you think this turned out?