Saturday, November 19, 2005

High School Reunion

Hmmm, I've had an email forwarded to me from Christian's cousin that included a link to a friends reunited site. A girl I went to high school with is trying to organise a reunion for next year (the big 10 year event).

My first thought was, wow, I really want to go. But then I think back on my final year in high school and wonder if I really want to go back. In some regards, it was one of the worst years of my life.

*lights fade, everything gets blury and we enter a hollywood flashback*

Year 12 was a year when several major things happened in my life.

First of all, we had a new girl start at our school, we'll call her 'Bek'. Bek and I were in the same tute so I befriended her on her first day (as I have a habit of doing). I hung out with quite a large group of people but had two principle friends, lets call them 'Vanessa' and 'Ngaire'. So, everything was going along smoothly for a while, until one night I had a party at my house.

This is where the best thing in the world happened to me. I met Christian (have I mentioned we were high school sweethearts?). Christian was my first boyfriend and I his first girlfriend. He's quite the hottie, and several girls were after him. But it was me who snagged him *yay!.
Anyway, one of the girls who was after him was none other than Bek, who had, in such a short time, already developed a reputation as a trollop. Need I say more? I'm sure you can all see where this is going.

So, I won't bother you with all the details of this teen drama. All you need to know is that on a school camp, I was asked by almost everyone there, "When did Chrsitian and Bek get together? We thought you were going out with him?". I was devestated, and we almost broke up over the whole saga.
I will clear up one point though, Christian was an innocent victim in all of this, and when I say innocent, I mean innocent. Bek was flirting outrageously with him, but Christian couldn't see it. All he was doing was being friendly back. It just didn't look that way to everyone else.

Ok, so, Chrsitian and I are on rocky ground but we manage to keep it all together. I've severed ties with Bek. But then there's a twist in the story that I didn't see coming. My two best friends, Vanessa and Ngaire, decide that they agree with Bek and want nothing to do with me.

I had a revelation that day. Females are bitches. And so, from then on, it was just me and the boys. Ever since then, I've had almost exclusively male friends (apart from my sisters, but as family, they don't count). And I'm much happier for it.

*teeny boppy music starts to play as Christian and I walk into the sunset. The credits roll, the lights come up and you leave the cinema*

So, where was I? That's right. School reunion.

Ok, do I really want to have a gathering with the very people who treated me like such dirt? I don't know. I know that Christian refuses to go. Do I want to go alone? I could go with my Brother-in-law, Christian's best friend from high school who conveniently married my sister? I think I'll just wait and see if the reunion even goes ahead.

Right, so thats that. I would like to point out that I do have some female friends now. I didn't for many years but I've since discovered that although all women can be bitchy, they're not all bitches. And most of the chicks I know are also 'one of the boys', so we have lots in common.
Also, half of the people I talk to on an almost daily basis at MoH are chicks and we all get along like a house on fire. So, I have changed my tune a little since high school.


accipiter said...

See if you can find out what the current situations are for each of the people you went to high school with. If they are all unmarried and miserable and everything, then you can go to the reunion and gloat at them all!

ScarletManuka said...

Hmmm, that's a point...
A friend of mine went to his reunion and told everyone he was the manager of a rally team. Which was kind of true. He was part of our rally team that drove a beat up T18. But he did manage to score a few phone numbers.

Charybdis said...

I went to my 10 year reunion, years ago. The food was really good. Italian, and the made it right there in front of you with only what you wanted in it.

The reunion itself was kinda blah. I'd forgotten that the few friends I had in school were the types of people who wouldn't go to a reunion in the first place. I talked to two people, one of whom didn't even remember me, making me rather sad. Still, I had a date for it so didn't feel completely worthless. I don't think I'd go again though. It just wasn't really worth it.

accipiter said...

I don't even have a former high school to have a reunion for. I wonder if there is such a thing as a university reunion? Hmm. That would be rather pointless, though, since I really didn't attend class that much and wouldn't have a clue who anybody else there was.

The one exception would be for when I was getting my International Diplomacy certificate (no comments, please, or I'll clobber you), but I didn't exactly bond with any of the people there and I think I've already missed that 10-year mark.

smerk said...

My high school renunion is scheduled for 2007...still a couple of years, yet...But yes, teenage girls are very bitchy...I'd been on the receiving end of that too many times myself in high school.

Mort said...

I wish our old school had a reunion, it would be quite interesting I think. But as Chary said, all the people i got on with probably wouldn't go anyway!