Well, depending on the number of people who were there, this guy could have made off with a bundle. Or, and this is by far the more likely result, he ended up with nothing and a lot of people suddenly decided they didn’t like him. We can understand when somebody is in dire straits financially, but this is a bit…well, it makes you wonder if the guy is doing okay mentally.
We do feel a little sorry for him – maybe things were just bad enough that he decided to try and make the most of this event. If things get bad enough for you, you start to lose some of that pride that keeps you from embarrassing yourself.
Some People Just Never Change
There must be some kind of mental thing that brings people back to how they acted at that age when they’re around certain people. So, get all the people back together from high school, and you’re going to have some people revert to how they were then.
That could mean being a girly-girl or it could mean pretending like you’re the captain of the football team when neither of those things will be true. It might be because they were happy at that time of their lives, but it could also be because it’s some sort of crowd thing. Maybe you don’t want to admit you aren’t as popular as before. Who knows.
Nobody. Not a single person. Not a single person from the entire graduating class was able to attend. Granted, sixteen people is a tiny graduating class so there was a bigger chance of this happening, but the fact that not a single person wanted to attend a potluck reunion at a park is a little astounding. It doesn’t sound like such a bad time, honestly.
Sure, there could be travel involved, or people might not be able to get away because of work, or they might have hated their time at high school (though the smaller places tend to be a little more close-knit in our experience), but nobody? Not even the person that organized the entire thing? It’s kind of incredible.
An incredible story that we had to trim down due to length. This one stands apart from all the others because this person didn’t even know he or she was at the reunion! We’re guessing that the storyteller wasn’t invited, and probably wouldn’t have gone anyway, but the fact that this friend group decided to meet up at the very same bar, on the very same day, at the very same time as the tenth high school reunion is just too delicious to pass up.
The person had to try and hide until the other friends showed up. After that, the rest of the friends wanted to hang out with the people from the reunion, which is even better.
Some People Just Aren’t Planners
Planning is a skill that can come in really handy, and not everybody has the right train of thought for it. Some people just think that “everything will work out in the end” or something like that, while others might just be too lazy to want to put much effort into it. However, some know that it can take a lot of work to plan an event for a thousand people, which is a HUGE high school graduating class, by the way.
We don’t know if the reunion actually happened or not, but it doesn’t seem like the planning stages were going all that well. Maybe the second attempt will be more successful.