Well, at the very least, this guy’s wife seems like a good person to get to know. She didn’t let the fact that her four friends couldn’t make it stop her from having a good time. Remember, it’s up to you to make your own fun in a lot of these situations. You can make new friends, or remember that you actually had fun with some of the other people around you.
These small connections won’t last forever, but at least you won’t be dancing with yourself the whole night. Also, wow, that’s quite the reunion party. Two hundred bucks? That had better be the swankiest reunion out there. Do you get a gift card to Men’s Wearhouse or something like that if you go?
Hon, am I Dead?
Remember everybody, not everything you see on the internet is true. We think that Abraham Lincoln first said that, and he NEVER told a lie. No, sorry, that was Washington. But we feel safe in saying you should trust everything you see on the internet with a grain of salt. You can literally just type whatever you want on there!
Monkeys hate the color blue! Turtles breathe through their butts! People with green eyes can’t see dogs (they just hear barking)! One of those facts is actually true. Good luck guessing which one. Also, just because someone isn’t on the internet doesn’t mean they’re dead. They might just not want to see your status updates.
Back to the Old Ways
People have a habit of slipping into old ruts. Habits that you thought you had gotten rid of come back at a moment’s notice because of things like certain people or certain places. If you’re meeting up with all your old high school buds in the gym, then you might just slip back into the way you were in high school.
These cliques aren’t a hard and fast thing – they just developed like any other social structure. And it’s not like they’re set in stone. By the time people reach about twenty-five, a lot of that old social strata has crumbled. Go on and say hi to the head cheerleader, maybe she has some fun stories.
Sometimes a Year isn’t Enough
Yeah, there are a lot of high schoolers who really aren’t very good people. They need some of the pressures of life to weigh them down before they can develop into someone you can depend on. A one-year reunion isn’t enough time for someone to change who they are, and it looks like this short-lived reunion became really fun really fast.
Was this guy just hoping for a chance to take the gal down a peg? Maybe he had gone off to college and figured out that a lot of women are actually really nice. It also seems like everybody else thought that she wasn’t very nice, either, but they were ready to let the night go on for a little while, first.
You Look a Little Rounder
We’re sure that a whole lot of people out there can commiserate. You’re out of college, so now you’re working at a desk and driving everywhere instead of playing sports and walking all over, so you start to pack on the pounds. Five pounds the first year, five pounds the second – that’s not so bad, is it? But after ten years, those five pounds can add up.
After twenty years, you might not even be recognizable to someone that you were close to for several years. It can be daunting to try and get back to a healthy weight, but it’s always possible. The good news is that it’s simple...the bad news is that it’s not easy. The two are very different things!