JCC 20 yr High School Reunion? Really?

Discussion in 'Community' started by Souderwan, Mar 21, 2013.

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Should I Go?

Yes 15 vote(s) 42.9%
No 9 vote(s) 25.7%
I don't care, and neither should you 11 vote(s) 31.4%
  1. Kyle Katarn Chosen One

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    There are about 5-6 people I went to school with who I still keep in touch with. The ones who I don't keep in touch with keep that status for good reason.
  2. tom Chosen One

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    Mar 14, 2004
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    i read tunick's post and just assumed it said, "if i go, i ain't showering". i had to look again to determine that was not in fact what it said.
  3. DarthTunick SfC Commish on an "All-Star" break

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    I do have a small shred of self respect, tom.
  4. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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    Had my 10 year a couple of years ago. I still enjoyed it even with FB (though there was a lot of 'you should send your kids here!' from the school officials). Dunno about 20 though, I'll probably barely remember most of these people.
  5. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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    Jun 28, 2006
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    My 10th would be this year, and a friend of mine has just started trying to look into organizing something; personally, I'd absolutely go. Not sure what'd happen, but I'd rather go than not. And there's a lot of people that I didn't keep in contact with well after that I wouldn't mind better contact with. Especially just as a lot of people headed elsewhere, what with college and all. I've seen some of them since, and when I run into them, I do enjoy it.

    The only bummer about the structure is that there's a lot of people I'd like to be in better contact with that were a year or two older or younger, and reunions don't handle that well.
  6. timmoishere Force Ghost

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    Jun 2, 2007
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    I went to my 10th in 2011, and it was a lot of fun seeing folks I hadn't seen in a decade. Only ~50 of us showed up (out of 250 graduates), plus a few spouses, so the bar where we all met had plenty of room for us.
  7. LifeInTechnicolor Jedi Master

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    Sep 3, 2012
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    My class reunion would be so boring.It would just be my twin and I since we were homeschooled.

    Joking aside,I would go if at least two of my good friends are going.I wouldn't want go to a party that was full of people that I was indifferent to or I hated.
  8. Mortimer Snerd Force Ghost

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    Dec 27, 2012
    star 4
    I skipped my 20-year for two reasons.

    1. It was unnecessarily expensive.
    2. All the people who I would want to see again weren't going.

    The only true beauty of facebook is the fact that I was able to know these things. Some actual high school friends and I got together on our own for a few drinks after that. That was really fun.
  9. harpua Chosen One

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    Mar 12, 2005
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    Yeah, I think planning your own custom reunion via FB, or whatever, would be the way to go. That way, you see the people you actually want to see.
  10. Jedi Merkurian Episode VII Thread-Reaper

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    You should go. It's not the ones that you know about that make it memorable, its the ones you wouldnt think about. True facts: our 25th was last year and there was a girl that was shy, quiet, and nerdy back in the day. She's still a nerd, but she's also a pole dance instructor in NY.
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  11. dp4m Chosen One

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    Oh, hai?
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  12. Jedi Merkurian Episode VII Thread-Reaper

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    That's my usual response when she posts her recitals [face_hypnotized]
  13. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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    Perhaps dp and I should take a class of hers together.
  14. dp4m Chosen One

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    A "class" together... ;)
  15. tom Chosen One

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    i'm too sophisticated to make a dp joke here.
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  16. Mortimer Snerd Force Ghost

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  17. Aytee-Aytee Force Ghost

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    Jul 20, 2008
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    My tenth was last year....I didn't go, but saw facebook photos of it....only about 20 people showed up. Of those, maybe 12 were classmates, the others were spouses/s.o.'s.
  18. wannasee Force Ghost

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    Jan 24, 2007
    star 4
    My school is small, so they have to combine classes to make it a reunion of more than 9 people.

    To achieve this they combine classes that are 5 years apart.

    It doesn't seem to occur to them that, rather than with people who graduated a "multiple of 5" years ago, people want be reunited with people they might actually know...
    Last edited by wannasee, Mar 22, 2013
  19. Jedi Merkurian Episode VII Thread-Reaper

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    This year, they're doing a "decade" reunion, everybody from 1980-1990.
  20. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    I couldn't show my face at an 80's reunion. People would be so disappointed... I haven't had a bleached rat tail in decades.
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  21. Souderwan Force Ghost

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    Jun 3, 2005
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    So...I should...umm...keep the 3 or 4 that immediately came to mind to myself, huh? Dang.
  22. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    Nov 20, 2012
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    I graduated in 1913, so my 100th is coming up pretty quick. Should I go?
  23. dp4m Chosen One

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    Nov 8, 2001
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    Let's be honest, you participated in dp jokes in Orlando... ;)
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  24. Souderwan Force Ghost

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    Jun 3, 2005
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    So awkward update that might sway me away from going. One of the girls I dated briefly back then sent me a PM saying she's really looking forward to seeing me again and "reliving old times" or something like that. Problem is, I barely remember that relationship at all. Then, as I was looking at the 150+ people participating in the thread, I realized that I only recognize like 10! But a lot more than that seem to remember me. I've found myself accepting friend requests from HS classmates in the past because I can't bring myself to say "I have no idea who you are". The idea of having to face this problem in real life is a bit terrifying.

    I feel like a terrible person.
  25. Jedi Merkurian Episode VII Thread-Reaper

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    *smack* Snap out of it, man! Go!
    [IMG]
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