Every once in a while you’ll come across someone who looks back on high school as “the best time of their life.”

While I’m glad these folks enjoyed themselves, I can’t relate at all. High school was such a mess. And I’m fully aware that as a dude, I probably had it easier in general than my female peers.

Take dress codes and school uniforms, for example. Personally, I went to a rather strictly religious private school with pretty narrow uniform codes. Every day I wore a polo shirt and some khakis that felt like cardboard. But whether your school’s code is strict or not, you’ve probably noticed that it’s the girls who are getting in trouble the most for their clothes being “distracting.”

That’s the topic that was cleverly taken on by Nicole Ciravolo, an actor and writer based in Chicago.

In a series of viral TikToks Nicole plays the part of the high school principal’s secretary, encountering a young lady evicted from class during test prep for what she was wearing.


POV: you get sent to the principles office for dress code but the secretary does! not! f*ck! around!

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“Well it’s a tank top, it’s ninety degrees outside!” she casually remarks, “The only reason I’m not wearing a tank top is because it’s forty five degrees in this office.”

In the follow-up, rather than sending the student in to see the principal, she calls up the teacher “Ronny” and gives him a piece of her mind.


part two of… POV: you get sent to the principal’s office and realize the secretary does! not! f*ck! around!

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Pretty much everything about the execution is perfect, from the writing to the characterization, to the EXTREMELY clicky, retro keyboard (which, no, is clearly not plugged into anything, but it’s a magic clicky retro keyboard, stay focused.)


#POV part 3 — I think we’re gonna make this into a series!! 🥳 but… she needs a name! I’m thinking Linda but would luv to hear ur suggestions 🥰

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The videos really resonated with a lot of her viewers.

Great work, Nicole! Insightful as it is entertaining. Keep it up!

Have you had experiences like this in school?

Tell us about them in the comments.