Why I Won’t Be Attending…Posted: September 15, 2012
I was on the fence about attending my twentieth reunion.
Well, not really. I haven’t had any desire to go at all whatsoever.
I was trying to convince myself that I should go.
The truth is, I can’t go. My youngest stepdaughter’s baby shower is that day, and I am helping with the set up and tear down. Even though, I will have to spend half the day with my husband’s evil ex-wife, having her rub in my face that she is the “better” grandma, I would honestly rather deal with that than attend the reunion.
Holly, you can go and tell everyone how fabulous I am, and that I “really” wanted to be there.
Even though, I really don’t care.
I didn’t care then, and I don’t care now.
The people who I like that I went to school with are still my friends, on Facebook, and even occasionally in real life. The rest of them, can just continue to live their lives vicariously through Classmates.com, or that stupid School Feed thing that is linked to Facebook.
Now, if this was some sort of reunion for online people who I know? I would be there in a minute. If I could combine my real life awesome friends, and my online friends, it would be a fucking epic party that I wouldn’t miss for anything.
As far as the weird awkwardness that I will be missing by not going to the reunion? I can live another twenty years without it.
When I meet/see people from when I was in high school now, these are some of the responses that I have gotten.
- Weren’t you the girl who wore black all the time?
- I think you were in my Math, English, History class?
- You were scary.
- Didn’t you work at the mall?
- You have a twenty year old kid? I didn’t even know you were pregnant!
- You hung out with the freaky kids.
- You went to Lincoln? (I get this one a lot.)
- Hmmm. I don’t remember you.
- I was too scared to talk to you.
Seriously. No thanks. $50 for dinner with people I don’t care about at all, with the exception of a few people? No fucking thanks. I’d rather spend that on my kids, or on a nice dinner with my husband.
Holly, take notes, you can give me the run down afterwards.