Today, Alice and Jana have their own company; they are corporate style consultants for the BSZ and other institutions. From time to time, they even teach classes, offer workshops, and give lectures at the BSZ. Although they haven’t always agreed on everything – for example, much to Alice’s inner discomfort, Jana has always been convinced that she has the better figure – they are still an unbeatable team. They understand each other instinctively and know how to present themselves in a situation without having to discuss anything first. Their favorite game is ‘Good Cop/Bad Cop.’ "We used to play that, even in those days," recalls Alice. "I would relax, listen, and react understandingly, while Jana – always a little bit impatient – doubted and criticized everything. This way, we were able to really manipulate people. Oh, to get back to the other question: no, the roles were never permanent. We alternated, depending upon mood. Sometimes we took it a little too far." Looking back to her youth with a certain distanced attitude, Jana today talks about "victims."

Asked for an example, she begins talking about one of these simulation games: "It was our favorite thing to do, and it challenged our teachers,
because they always had to think of something new. To give an example: ’Imagine that you’re managers of a company. You are responsible for developing strategies and carrying out your ideas with a committed team.’ In this situation, we were supposed to compete in a digital marketplace against four other fictional companies. From the first moment on, we knew that our company would unite design, fashion, and consulting. Ulrich was the perfect person for this project. He liked fashion and design, although he wasn’t very secure in his style. At the time, we thought his enthusiasm for Lacoste was really strange." As early as the preparatory brainstorming phase, Jana and Alice, with their aquired knowledge of branding and corporate culture, showed Ulrich his limits. It became clear rather quickly that in their fictional company, the two girls would be the bosses and that Ulrich would be the committed management team. Much would be demanded of Ulrich. He had to really show what he was capable of. Basically, Jana and Alice were satisfied because he had to wear several different hats at once. Ulrich had to be flexible, in the truest sense of the word.

Yet that wasn’t enough. Their plan was a little bit sinister, but somehow, rather clever, too. They wanted to design the corporate style for an IT firm, from the letterhead to the socks. The central idea was that everything ought to be slightly askew. The logo was a split, slightly curved line. Red on white. As amateur tailors, they had a lot of fun designing the clothes. They especially enjoyed doing the trousers. They imagined a slightly stiff jeans material with a twisted side seam. They sat up nights at the sewing machine in order to give the pants an even stronger twist. Would it be possible to walk in them? Of course, Ulrich was the model during the design phase. Whether he wanted to be or not. Ultimately, he didn’t want to at all. He didn’t care about anything any more.

Jana and Alice’s twisted designs pushed him so far that he exploded under the burden – which was a heavy one anyway, due to all of the multi-tasking he was required to do. At the start, the twisted pants caused him a lot of stress, and at the end of the three months, he didn’t fit into them any more. Slowly, he began to come apart at the seams. His urge to eat went out of control. He gained weight dramatically and got fat. Without stopping. When it was time for the final presentation, it was rumored that he was too ill to attend. With their latently anorexic bodies, Alice and Jana only too gladly allowed themselves to be celebrated as the managing directors of their fictional company.