December 22, 2014

Trollop with a Question #36

I've been meaning to ask this one for some time. No, it doesn't have anything to do with the season. But the query has everything to do with my own curiosity. Do you go to your reunions? High school or college? 10, 20, 30....

When I was much younger, one of my mother's friends told me that she most enjoyed the high school reunions after 25. She said earlier than that, people were still trying to impress each other. But by 25, everyone had relaxed a little.

I've only gone to one—my 10th—and I appreciated the fuck out of it, but not enough to go back. What I loved was sitting at the bar with two high school buddies, watching the interactions occur around us. Eavesdropping...well, you know that my fetish. I was happily surprised by people who remembered me. I felt as if I remembered almost no one. (My class was on the large size—more than 450 people.)

So out of curiosity—have you gone? Did you have fun? Would you go back? Did you ignore them all? (Oh, wow. This isn't a Trollop with a Question. It's a Trollop with Many Questions!)

I can't go to my college reunion, because I'm a drop out. (Although my words do make it onto campuses from time to time.)


P.S. New title in the works: Alison Gets Schooled. Cover by Riendo.


Jo said...

In a word, no. I'm poor, I'm fat, I'm unsuccessful, my daughter has Asperger's and won't go to school and my marriage is no more. I work part time in a students' summer job, struggle to pay bills and have nothing to really show for my life.

I didn't come from the sort of school environment that was competitive or one upping, but I can't think why I'd put myself though the shame of a meeting with everyone.

My brother went to his and said he was cheered by how many people wer e doing less well than him - 'So, what are you doing?'
'Well, actually, I'm unemployed at the moment.'

Jeremy Wright said...

I skipped my 10th. I've always been very Cliquey. Pretty much kept in touch with the few close friends I had. And I stalk a few others on Facebook.

We might go to my Wife 20th this summer. Hers is a lot more interesting. From a very small town with a graduating class of 16 or 17 people.

Miz Angell said...

We really don't have reunions, at least none I've known about. But every year for the homecoming weekend, we do a past & present get together at a local pub. I've gone to a couple. It's fun. And, like you, I'm always surprised at who remembers me.

168d7130-34d4-11e2-91ad-000bcdcb5194 said...

I've never been. A couple of times I've been tempted by my college reunions, but then I get the Class Book in the mail in advance and everybody's anecdotes kill my curiosity. (My high school doesn't even seem to have had any, or at least I haven't heard about them.) My late dad always insisted that it's not worth going until your 25th one at least, because by then nobody cares about impressing each other any more and then they're finally fun.