Millicent stands at the bottom of the basement stairs, awaiting her invitation upstairs, remembering when she first got her letter to join the sorority
How is your day so far?
Millicent receives a letter at school inviting her to join the initiation of the school sorority, and she excitedly obliges to the invitation
The Man and the Heather Birds
Millicent is instructed to meet her "big sister" in the sorority, Bev. She is told all the rules and expectations for the initiation, including coming to school bare-faced and not talking to boys at school.
The Final decision
It's for the best...
While not being able to talk to the boys at school, one of the popular boys, Herb, comes and tries to talk to her. She says nothing, but Bev sees that she raises her eyebrows at the conversation, and that doesn't make her happy.
While being told to "survey" the people on the bus about what they eat for breakfast, Millicent comes across a man who eats Heather Bird eyebrows on toast, which surprises her until he explains himself.
Millicent remembers what the man said about the individuality of the birds and she thinks about how much better an existance is without conformity, so she finally decides her place in the world.