Thomas Prescott’s family stared at him in shock as he reached into the back pocket of his Ralph Lauren khakis, unearthing a lukewarm Natural Light can before sitting down at the nicely set dining room table for their Thanksgiving dinner.

Trembling, his mother had to set down her champagne flute, nearly knocking over the decorative candles and sweet potato casserole.

“I just…I just never pictured my little Tommy picking up such bad habits at school.”

Thomas, a first year at W&L, reportedly “didn’t want his tolerance to go down” when he returns to Lexington from break. Other sources familiar with the subject question Prescott’s original tolerance.

-Maddie Schaffer ‘18