The story takes place in the city.Mrs.Luella Bates Washington Jones is walking home when Roger tries to steal her pocket book.She grabs him and drags him to her house.
After she drags him home they sit and then she goes in the kitchen to make food and she tells him she is going to teach him a lesson and he tells her he wanted blue suede shoes.
When the women went to the kitchen she left the pocket book on the table with the boy and the boy decided not to steal the pocket book when he had the chance.
Theme of "Thank you , Ma'am"
After she came back to give the boy food she told him to eat more after they were done eating she gave the boy ten dollars to but the shoes he wanted.
When the boy had the chance to run to the door he didn't because he wanted to earn the women's respect and what he got out of doing that was getting the ten dollars for the shoes he wanted.
The theme of thank you ma'am basically is this women was disturbed by the boy and she was angry and she took the boy home to teach him a lesson and she did and she gave the boy what he desired for being respectful.