After Cinderella''s stepmother and stepsisters go off to the ball, Cinderella decides that enough is enough and finally takes matters into her own hands.
When her fairy godmother showsup and presents her devious plan, mice and all, Cinderella insists, "Forget the prince and get me a locksmith instead!" Since the house was originally left to her by her father, she claims rightful ownership and changes all the locks on the door.
Then off to the ball she goes, rags and all, to inform her stepmother and stepsisters that they are no longer welcome in her home. Undaunted by their cries of protest, she turns to leave.
The prince, smitten by her fire and spirit, rushes after her, but, knowing his reputation as a spoiled brat, she informs him she isn''t interested. "And why are you wearing those funny pants?" she asks.
Then she takes off, determined to make a life for herself, and wondering what all those silly women see in him anyway. Back home, she contacts the local council to get rid of all the mice and begins to redecorate her house the way she always wanted it to be.
In the process, she makes a lot of friends who tell her she''s really talented as a decorator and ought to go into business. And so she does, very successfully.
Ultimately, she finds a wonderful and supportive male business partner. They fall in love and live happily ever after......with her maintaining 51 per cent of the business.