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...my 20th high-school reunion is scheduled for my birthday next year.

At $89 a ticket.

Are these people really worth that much to me?

Date: 2007-09-13 08:43 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] scotis-man.livejournal.com
I went to 20th. When it actually came down to it, I forced myself to go, but I was glad I did. I did not get to see all of the people I had hoped to, but it gave me an interesting perspective as to where I am in life.

Date: 2007-09-13 08:45 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] autographedcat.livejournal.com
Ooooh! Ooooh! I know this one! Pick me! Pick me!

The answer is......of course not.

(I admit, I was tempted to try and get one of my OSOs to come along with me to my 15th, just so I could enjoy the shock when I showed up with not one but two beautiful women on my arm. But its probably not actually worth the expense just to screw with people most of whom I didn't particularly like 20 years ago and have almost nothing in common with now.)

Date: 2007-09-13 08:51 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] bkwrrm-tx.livejournal.com
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My 25th was last year, and there was no way in hell I was traveling from Texas to Minnesota to be with people who made my life hell for 4 years.

But, if you go, have fun!

Date: 2007-09-13 08:53 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] urox.livejournal.com
I went to my 10th. And since these kids I went with were still shallow, financially-obsessed wastes of air, (except for a few) I doubt I'm going to go to my 15th if they hold one. Or 20th. All the people I *really* wanted to see didn't go.

Um...I think not

Date: 2007-09-13 09:11 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] iceblink.livejournal.com
The people who I loved and cherished from high school are still my friends today. The rest can go bugger off.

Date: 2007-09-13 09:15 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] hederaivy.livejournal.com
Spend the money on a night out locally.

Date: 2007-09-13 09:28 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] uloixia.livejournal.com
1. Oh go ahead. It's been 20 years. See what people've done with themselves. Soon they'll start dropping dead. Feed the curiosity.

2. Have you any ideas on how to discourage an overly zealous puppy-dog type female? I have one at work here that I'm trying to shake, with no avail. I've tried ignoring her, and asking her to keep our interactions on a professional level, but she tells me how she can't sleep, and then asks me out. I could tell her I was an axe-weilding murderer, and she would say that at least I don't kick dogs. Any ideas?

Date: 2007-09-13 10:49 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] gina-gwynne.livejournal.com
1. They've gained weight and are starting to lose their hair, too!

My 20th was this year, but I was sensible enough to be 2500 or so miles away.

Date: 2007-09-13 11:15 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] uloixia.livejournal.com
Ah you're too kind. But thank you for the advice. I think that really might have to be the next step; talk to HR. Mrf.

Date: 2007-09-13 10:38 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] bfly.livejournal.com
High school wasn't a happy time for me. I've only been to one of mine (they had them at 10 and 20 years, and appear to have lost interest in having any more). I always figured the people I'd really want to see again wouldn't attend anyway. I was right. But I'll admit to a certain morbid satisfaction in seeing how all the cheerleaders and football players turned out...

Apropos of nothing, they sent out a questionnaire. One of the questions was something like, "If you could go back to [our high school] for one day, what would you do?" Without consulting each other, both my best friend and I independently answered with variations of, "I'd go have a lie-down until I felt better." ;D

Date: 2007-09-13 10:48 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] gina-gwynne.livejournal.com
If you are expected to spend $178/couple to attend, why not drag your sweetie out for an extravagant dinner (with wine!) and a small hotel room?

..or even a cheap dinner and a room with a jacuzzi?

Date: 2007-09-14 12:23 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] beki.livejournal.com
And if he doesn't want to go, drag me ;)

Date: 2007-09-14 12:23 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] elynne.livejournal.com
I dunno, that's a whole lot to spend on shadenfreude and/or nostalgia and/or idle curiosity. If it were me, I'd say no effin' way. For $20, sure; for $90? nuh-uh.

Date: 2007-09-14 01:23 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] murphymom.livejournal.com
I've yet to go to one of my own (400 miles away, and I had small children for the tenth, a brand new baby for the 20th, and never heard about the 30th) - my 40th is coming up next year...well, someone I used to be has a 40th coming up. Besides, I went to the ex's 40th with him, and that was just loads of no-fun.

Date: 2007-09-14 01:33 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] teddywolf.livejournal.com
I'm debating exactly the same question for the same timeframe, but I think my HS alma mater is charging more per ticket.

Date: 2007-09-14 06:04 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] micheinnz.livejournal.com
Depends. How much did you like high school?

Date: 2007-09-14 10:37 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] supersniffles.livejournal.com
Maybe not. But going to the 20th was, for me, kinda cathartic. The fact that I had no kids and no mortgage was amazingly appealing to everyone else.
If you can scrounge up the money, go. Just go. Doll yourself up and have fun. There will be some people there that you're happy you saw again (I spent a big chunk of my 20th outside, smoking with the same kids I'd smoked with back in high school). Have the guts to tell anyone you thought was hot back then that you thought so, it's good for their ego and it won't hurt yours. Really! It won't.

I can't speak for you,

Date: 2007-09-15 12:03 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] jarlsberg71.livejournal.com
But that'd be a big HELL NO for me.

Date: 2007-09-17 04:15 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] baratron.livejournal.com
$89?! On your birthday?!!

I don't think it would be worth you spending $89 of your own money on it. But it's possible you'll achieve some sort of closure by seeing what mindless drones most of your fellow students turned into - 2.4 kids and a picket fence and a divorce... And there might be some surprises - other queer folk that you've never have guessed, other poly people, perhaps. Meh.

Maybe invite your friends to chuck in a few dollars with the promise that you'll write up a no-holds-barred "review" of the thing, to satisfy our morbid curiosities? Heh.


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