Linda has just moved from her old home and has started going to
a new high school.
Some of the cool kids from the school drive by and invite her to
a swimming party. Linda goes to the party, but she can't swim. Now
she has to spend a lot of time making excuses why she can't get
into the pool.
After a while, Linda becomes embarrassed at being such a phony
and finally tells her new acquaintances that she can't swim. Fortunately,
the kids are cool enough to appreciate the courage it took to make
such an admission in front of everybody, and is accepted into the
group. The kids tell Linda that it's okay that she can't swim and
she receives a sympathetic response.
The next day the cool crowd drops by Linda's house and asks if
she would like to test drive a new car one of the kids bought. Linda
isn't a good driver, but this time she immediately admits that she
can't drive and asks if she can go along for the ride anyway. Linda
hops in the car for the ride with a new confidence in herself, which
allows her to be more comfortable being honest in teenage insecurity