school reunions..would you attend one, would you lie?

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22/08/2012 at 17:45

I was thinking about this the other day, since i am going to head back to where i grew up, and do some running around there, since it has great hills, and some nice walkways along the roads. It would take me past my old school, and i wondered what it would be like to go to a school reunion?

I wouldnt lie, since i have done quite a lot in the 22 years since i left. Done travels, Uni, got a shitty paid, rewarding job, and a son i absolutely adore. Plus i am doing running, and doing okay with it. This, a guy who was always near last at cross country, and flaked out at 200m of the 800m.

If any of the kids who are now adults who gave me shit, gave me shit again, they would discover i fight back now. But things aside, you wonder how much people do change? Would you truly believe them.

23/08/2012 at 09:27

I wouldn't go to one.

I've not done anything that I think would be of interest to my old school chums, and I bet most of them have had pretty similar, ordinary lives (even the one who presents on the Shopping Channel).

Who needs to spend an evening listening to "yes, I'm Head of Accounting now...." and "my children are all so gifted...."

It might be interesting to see what they all look like now but not interesting enough to make me want to go!

23/08/2012 at 09:51

This is something I was thinking about when I go back to my parents. I'd be hit and miss. If i was there anyway - i'd probably go but i'd not go out of my way for it. I'm not like any of the people I went to school with so there's not a lot of 'comradery' or 'what have you been doing'... they'd look upon what i'm doing as ultimately very strange and kinda weird. I live abroad by choice, speak 2 other different languages and didnt get pregnant at 16.

23/08/2012 at 12:51

I've never been to a school reunion but I do still have contact with a few old buddies from way back and it is interesting to see how differently we have all turned out considering we were probably all cloned schoolkids at the time.  I probably would go to one although I live miles from "home" now so don't hear too much about them.  Not sure why I would want to lie, very happy with who I am and what I have done.

23/08/2012 at 13:15
I've been to a couple of school reunions, they were great fun and there was far more reminiscing about old times than boasting about what people had or hadn't acheived since leaving.

There was plenty of 'catching up' with what people had been up to, but I can't imagine it occurred to anyone to lie.
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
23/08/2012 at 13:33

Why woud I want to do that?. I left school a long long time ago, have lost contact with everyone so why bother now? I was the only "sporty" girl in my class and hence not really close to anyone in school, my good friends were runners like me and didn't go to my school. I wasn't particularly happy there so can't see why I would want to go back, anyway the school that was doesn't exist any more,  I believe it's now some sort of college. I did have communication with a couple of other ex-pupils through "friends reunited" website but it didn't lead to anything, there was a vague sort of mention of meeting up sometime but that was as far as it went. Quite honestly I can't believe we would have anything in common at all, we didn't really back then, so I doubt if that's changed much. My friends are here around where we live now.

24/08/2012 at 16:14

^ what Bionic Ironwolf said. Just the thought of a 're-union' with a bunch of strangers scurrs me. I'd rather socialise with people I've things in common with... running and dogs 

The Silent Assassin    pirate
24/08/2012 at 16:33

I so couldn't go to school re-union.

I did so much stuff in my "youth" that

1 I am not proud of and

2 I don't what to be reminded of what I did

 

24/08/2012 at 18:19
Absolutely not. I've got nearly as much disinterest in the exploits of my former school "chums" as they have of mine.

The only person I would want to meet from my school days is my former PE teacher, a man who had far more influence on me than he will ever know.
27/08/2012 at 16:48
As above minus 1
27/08/2012 at 18:33

no thanks

PSC    pirate
27/08/2012 at 18:38

I went to a 30 year re-union the other day and loved it....  it was my group of mates who attended and, notwithstanding that we all moved away from (boarding) school and each other, we still clicked as mates when we met up again as old farts.  There was none of the bragging that I was worried about... it was just a brilliant day remembering stuff/events/people and then bringing each other up to date and vowing to meet again in another 30 years  Good piss up too......

27/08/2012 at 21:08

I have been to 2 school reunions. I thought they were interesting. I met up with a lot of people from the small village that I grew up in - very close knit community, so it was interesting to talk to them. People that I knew but wasn't really friends with.

I did meet up with a couple of 'best friends' who I had lost contact with so it was really nice to see that they were doing well. I also met some people who I used to hang out with so it was all chat about what car or bike they had - they were several years older than me so were 'adults' as I was passing through school but we still had friends in common from out side interests.

Unlike Tom, I'm interested in how my old school friends are getting on.

I also didn't feel like I was in a hall full of strangers, they were both very sociable events.

27/08/2012 at 23:41
No *shudder*
31/08/2012 at 12:40

I know what most of the people I went to school with are doing now, thanks to the joys of Facebook! Next year will be 10 years since I left school and I wouldn't go! I'm still mates with who I wanted to keep in touch with

31/08/2012 at 13:15
Yeah. Go you might meet up with the babe you went out with in the sixth form, and she may still be a babe and still fancy you
31/08/2012 at 19:08

I went to reunion from Junior school over 30 years after I left. Over 20 of us pitched up and we had an absolute ball.
It was nothing to do with points scoring simply remembering times gone by and a couple of absent friends. 

01/09/2012 at 12:39
Isn't that what Facebook is for? Nobody could lie at one these days since they generally post every damn thing they do on that site anyway.

I guess it might be fun to go and find out who is telling the truth on Facebook.

Tbh, the few people from school I do still get on with, I'd rather just arrange a night out with just us anyway,
Edited: 01/09/2012 at 12:41

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