My 20th high school reunion was held last year and whoops! I forgot to attend.
Months before hand, the emails and Facebooking started. "Are you going?" "No? Why not?" Some friends even called me the NIGHT OF asking me why I wasn't going. That was sweet, but does anyone really need a reason why they don't want to attend a high school reunion?
I don't want to sound bitter but I had no interest in catching up with people that I really didn't know 20 years ago. Plus, I'm just not into the "one-up-manship vibe" that seems to surround so many of these kinds of gatherings. It's not that I hated high school--it was fine--I just like leaving the past firmly in the past. Where it belongs. I treasure the friends from high school that I still have and make an effort to see them as often as I can. That's good enough pour moi.
See? No matter what reason you give for not going you end up sounding bitter. Another reason NOT to go.
What about you. Did you go to your 20th or did you totally blow it off? If you went, was it what you expected? If you didn't, did you have any regrets about not going or did life carry on as normal?
I think I'm going to have to go into hiding before the next reunion rolls around. Maybe Facebook will be dead by then. But if I had considered going, I mean, if it had crossed my mind for more than a millisecond, I totally would have sent a stripper in my place like Andrea Wachner did.
Maybe I'll do that for my 50th.