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Top 10 Signs It’s A BAD High School Reunion

Top 10 Signs It’s A BAD High School Reunion

by Gina Valley

I went to my high school reunion this weekend.

I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’d missed the first one, because I just wasn’t in a very reunion-y place at the time.  But, since The Professor has had 4, and enjoyed them all, I wanted to check mine out, too.

Humor Funny Humorous Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Parenting Mom Moms Dad Dads Parenting Child Kid Kids Children Son Sons Daughter Daughters Brother Brothers Sister Sisters Grandparent Grandma Grandpa Grandparents Grandfather Grandmother Parenting Gina Valley Top 10 Signs It’s A BAD High School ReunionThere were some funny moments, like when the valet had us park our own car: “Pull in between the blue boat and the RV,” and when a good friend whispered in my ear, “People I don’t know keep talking to me and telling me we were close friends!” (I, naturally, asked her, “Are you sure you aren’t just seeing dead people?” because friends are supportive like that do.)

The classmate who put our reunion together did a great job. And, most importantly, I didn’t have to help at all. But, I asked some of my friends about their high school reunions, and apparently not all high school reunions are a great party like ours was.

Here’s how to know if yours might be more pooper than party:

Top 10 Signs It’s A BAD High School Reunion

#10.  The venue is at the end of a dirt road.

#9.  The current drivers’ ed class is doing the valet parking.

#8.  The dress code is “bras optional.”

#7. The bartender is your former ceramics teacher & requires everyone who wants a drink to make their own cup.

#6.  Smokers’ field is in the center of the dance floor.

#5.  It’s catered by the school cafeteria.

#4.  You have to sit on the former vice-principal’s lap, instead of a stool, in the photo booth.

#3.  The cake is leftover from your graduation.

#2.  The first game is An Interpretive Dance Off.  The second game is Help The People Who Threw Out Their Backs Get Off The Dance Floor.

#1.  The party favor bags were put together by the athletic department, and each includes an item from their vintage unclaimed jock strap collection.

Maybe 10 years is too soon for the next one.

Laugh Out Loud!


Have you been to your high school reunion? How’d it go? Shoot me a comment. I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

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3 Responses
  • The Rookie Dad
    October 15, 2014

    I can’t imagine that I would ever attend my class reunion. Mostly because all it consisted of at 10 years was drinking and partying and no real get together.

  • Kate
    October 16, 2014

    ha! I did not go to my high school reunion…we went to hubby’s and it was pretty awful, we went to rival high school’s so we knew most everyone and it seemed like most of the people attending had just not moved beyond high school. We were in a different place….so, when it came time for mine the next year I opted out. He said I would regret it but from the stories I heard I don’t lol everyone was catty and pretty much in the same place as the people that attended the Mr’s reunion lol Not something I needed at the time.

  • Lillian Connelly
    October 16, 2014

    I haven’t gone to a reunion yet mostly because I didn’t love high school the first time around. If my reunion was this bad I’d go just for the laughs. This cracked me up!