"There's no way we can lose in the Olympic games," such was the order from the Soviet gymnastics committee.
"But what can I do, comrade? My pupils skip my lessons way too much and pretend to be 'sick' just to take days off from stretching legally!"
"Then invent a method to make them come daily!"
"I... I was actually thinking of something..."
"Mmm. Can I order three types of girl's leotards, all of them must be red and have a big word 'dunce' on them, but first is low rise, second is high cut and the third type is cut almost to the armpits."
"What would be the use for girl's leotards if you only work with the boys team?"
"Mm. Well. That's the thing actually. Let's say boys who skip one lesson will have to replace their training shirt with the first type of these leotards, but can still keep their training shorts. It would be embarrassing enough if they have to squeeze into such a girly piece of wear and they sure will get enough jokes from their classmates to keep from ever skipping my lessons again."
"This sounds interesting. What do you require the high cut leotard variation for?"
"Umm. Let's say someone doesn't learn the lesson to not skip my lesson. This time he'd have to wear the high cut, extra tight one and would lose the shorts, plus he'd get an extra intense stretching session in front of all the classmates."
"And if that still doesn't teach a lesson?"
"Next time he'd have to wear the third type and... mmmm, he'd have to do a flexibility demonstration for the whole class. But let's just hope it won't have to come to this."
"This sounds perfectly fair, comrade Marina. If your methods help us to win the Olympic games, you will be personally rewarded by the members of the Communist party and your method will be recommended for use in all schools of the Soviet Union!"