The captain of the football team is usually the coolest, most popular guy in the high school. Not always, obviously. Maybe he’s just a nice guy who is good at football. But, that’s usually how movies and TVs portray him. Because of that, that kind of character is usually fodder for taking a big fall after high school ends. The next time the main characters see him, he’s fat and slovenly, still wearing a letterman jacket despite lacking the muscles and gaining a gut.
His hair has thinned, his beard is scraggly, and he’s probably carrying a football. Think Uncle Rico from “Napoleon Dynamite.” The one in this story thought he was being cool sneaking a flask into the party. Even though alcohol was allowed, and there was a bar.
I Got Something You Can Let Go of, Lady
If this happened at a reunion we were attending, stuff in arms reach would suddenly be in very great danger of being hurled. Drinks, food, ripe tomatoes, that kind of thing. We can’t say for certain, but this seems like the kind of thing a bully would do! What’s the best possible way to look at this heinous story?
Uh...well, there was probably alcohol involved, since the kind of person that does this doesn’t seem like the kind to make good choices. Maybe she just really liked the song and wanted a reason to sing it? Maybe she actually wanted to help the bullied, but she’s a big dum-dum that didn’t know how to do it. Regardless: terrible. Terrible.
Schrodinger’s High School Student
We wouldn’t be surprised if every high school graduating class of a certain size has a student like this one. Everybody stands around trying to remember what happened to that one person. This example is a little more out there, since it has to do with a student that everybody remembers because of that one thing that happened to him.
The misinformation was thick every time this class gathered, but nobody seemed to actually pin things down for sure. Maybe the person putting it on just didn’t care that much. Also, the person who had the accident was kind of a jerk, so maybe that’s why.
The Control Freak Organizer
There’s a lot more to it: The organizer keeps re-adding this person to a FB group and calling, despite him being adamant about not going. Military orders don’t accept “high school reunion” as a reason to dodge. The lady keeps calling, letting him know that he has to pay for his meal and the spot, even though he’s only ever said he won’t be going.
She starts to get belligerent because she already set up the caterer and venue for his attendance. She actually says “You don’t have a choice, it’s already paid for so you have to be there.” The guy said goodbye, hung up, and blocked her number.
Forced to Downsize
Here’s the full deets: A ton of people were really excited about the reunion, but the person telling the story couldn’t go due to a conflict. Details were thrown around, people were getting excited, and there were even some planning to fly in from other parts of the world. It seemed like everything was going to go fine. And then everybody just went incommunicado.
A bar was suggested, a few people gathered, and by all accounts, they had an okay time. It could have turned out worse, but it seems like nobody actually stepped up to the line as an organizer.