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Advice: Should I Go To My 10 Year Reunion?

12 Oct

Molly,

My 10 year QHS reunion is coming up in November, but I’m still on the fence about whether or not to go. I’m still single, working a shitty job, and really dont wanna have to face people I went to school with that are probably a million times better off than I am right now. What would you do?

-Anonymous

Dear Anonymous President,

As someone who is a Raider til I die, I recommend not going to a QHS reunion at all. Just fucking with you. I think you should go. Have you ever heard of liquid courage? Of course you have. Drink a couple cold ones before the reunion. Perhaps take an Adderall to make yourself more social. Just kidding, don’t  do that. But seriously, there is always someone worse off than you. I guarantee that there will be plenty of others who are single and have shitty jobs. That’s how life is right now for a lot of people. Women are more independent and career focused than ever, hence more singles lurking around in their late 20’s, early 30’s. And, there aren’t many jobs out there that aren’t shitty for us to have much of a choice in the matter.

I used to hate hearing people say, “I didn’t go to prom because I’m not a follower. I’m not conforming to try to be popular! I don’t care about social norms! Blah blah blah!!!!”. You know what that translates to to people? It translates to “I have no friends or the friends I do have are awkward.” Now I’ll probably get comments and emails saying that I’m a mean girl for saying that, and that they really didn’t care about social events. But those people can sit the fuck down and swallow something called THE TRUTH.  Even if it’s not true, that’s how people perceive it. It’s a reality that people want to fit in. I know this is a reunion and not a prom, but it’s a social event with high school classmates nonetheless. A “milestone”, if you will. Not exactly the same thing as prom, because some people don’t care to see old classmates, or see them in Quincy Center every weekend. But kind of similar, I guess. Just by asking me if you should go or not tells me that you want to go. You just are afraid of feeling inferior or awkward. Well, you’re not, and everyone is socially awkward sometimes. And if you don’t go, you might regret it. If you go, you might regret it. But at least you gave it a try, and you won’t regret that.

Just go, have a few drinks to loosen yourself up and ease your nerves, and mingle. People go to reunions to see old faces and have a good time. My guess is you’ll have a pretty good time if you don’t stress about your relationship status or job. Hey, maybe you’ll reconnect with someone at the reunion and you won’t be single anymore. You’ll never know if you close yourself off to meeting people. Let me know how it goes.

-Molly

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2 Responses to “Advice: Should I Go To My 10 Year Reunion?”

  1. MFD October 12, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

    You never know, maybe you’ll end up with a new job and a new man by the end of the night.

    • ML October 15, 2012 at 6:34 pm #

      It’s funny that someone asked this, and to think I thought I was the only one who would be there, still single, with a job that well, my mom tells me isn’t one.

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