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Just been invited to 25th High School Reunion.

 

Considering I've spent the last 25 years trying to forget, do I go to see how old and unfit I hope everyone is looking or do stay at home making effigies to toss onto a bonfire?

 

Any experiences?

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Go. You will be pleasantly surprised by some people. At 25 years you will see the ravages of lifestyle.

At my 30th we had women who looked 60 and others who looked in their late 30s. and some were dead.

40th is due this year, I can't wait to see how old some of the late 50s look. But I'm just a mean bugger.

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I went to my 30th reunion last year and had a ball. At first everyone looked really different but it was amazing how quickly, and maybe with the help of a lot of alcohol, that everyone started to look really familiar again. Stories were retold and lots of laughs were had. Cos we had to travel to Bathurst for it we all had accommodation in various motel/hotels in town. The funniest part was when a group of us were continuing the party back in one of the hotel rooms when around 2am some young people knocked on the door to tell us to keep it down :smile1:

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I spent 20 years trying to ignore/forget/repress the 5 years of continual misery that constituted high school.

Went to the 20 year reunion because I just happened to be Brisbane (lived in Canberra at the time) the same week for another event.

Was genuinely surprised at the I good time I had.

Might even go to the 30th reunion in a few years.

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At my 20 year reunion I was trying to big note myself to a former female classmate who was a bit of a babe back then and had only improved like a fine wine (yes, I am objectifying wine here!). I'd just lost 20kg and had started getting active and had downed a Scotch or two, and said "Yeah, just did the City 2 Surf a couple of weeks back!" She seemed most impressed - until she let it slip that a couple of months back she ran the London Marathon!

 

Fortunately she did not rub my face in the fact I was bragging about jogging 14km when her effort was 41km, but I still excused myself and went and sat in the corner and had a big think...

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Just been invited to 25th High School Reunion.

 

Considering I've spent the last 25 years trying to forget, do I go to see how old and unfit I hope everyone is looking or do stay at home making effigies to toss onto a bonfire?

 

Any experiences?

 

I don't like them, but it is different for everybody, I find the reunion to be a sad bunch of folk either trying to remember dubious glory days or being nice to people they were pricks to. Some people find them to be celebration and while I can't understand why they do so who am I to criticise.

 

I ended up at my 10 year reunion by mistake, was out anyway and saw all these vaguely familiar folk. Funny ting is people change a lot, I was skinny kid and those who are big at 16 have a funny way of being the same size at 26, I pumped some weights got a a lot bigger. Probably had issues, but some folk who were real pricks did try to be nice in a condecending manner. Basically they had no interest in me then, whne they did it was to make my life a misery, they then remind me off this and say how sorry they are and then act interested in my life 10 years later.

 

Now I must have some baggage, but my response "like to see you try it now f____r followed by some grandstanding on my part and a timid response from those who thought they were the man 10 years before.

 

Anyhow not sure that this says much for either of us, but it made me feel better then and it is making me feel better now, clearly have not moved on.

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one other thing, it can be worth going to if you are fit and in shape, the really hot girl who would not talk to you generally marries a loser and gets divorced or is still with the obese balding alkie who treats her like a piece of crap. This can work in your favour.

 

I have some serious issues

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At my 20 year reunion I was trying to big note myself to a former female classmate who was a bit of a babe back then and had only improved like a fine wine (yes, I am objectifying wine here!). I'd just lost 20kg and had started getting active and had downed a Scotch or two, and said "Yeah, just did the City 2 Surf a couple of weeks back!" She seemed most impressed - until she let it slip that a couple of months back she ran the London Marathon!

 

Fortunately she did not rub my face in the fact I was bragging about jogging 14km when her effort was 41km, but I still excused myself and went and sat in the corner and had a big think...

 

about the fact she cut the course :sly:

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grinchie poo... went to the 10th, people hadnt changed much.... found by the twentieth, you are so comfortable in who you are, you not only pity people but enjoy every moment whether talking to good people or absolute farkwits..... up to you but I get joy or a laugh.....

 

you doing busso this year,,,im heading back, about to start training

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one other thing, it can be worth going to if you are fit and in shape, the really hot girl who would not talk to you generally marries a loser and gets divorced or is still with the obese balding alkie who treats her like a piece of crap. This can work in your favour.

 

I have some serious issues

 

i like how you think.

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G-train, they're great, everybody has there own story and listening is better than telling. Take the mindset of earlier posters and it would be a crap night. Giddy up and tell me the exploits of the night. Wink

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i like how you think.

 

reunion = money time kinda like grab a granny night (early 40's but we were 16 to 25) at ceasers or Jackie O's in Kirkcaldy

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I've devoted many years to carefully crafting an effective defensive mental blank for that period in my life, and I have no intention of undoing all my good work.

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I have my 20th high school reunion in Nov this year. But it is the same day I am running an ultramarathon. Otherwise wold have flown down for it. School was a hard time, and many people were not very nice. But would have been good to see what everyone is up to............

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Just been invited to 25th High School Reunion.

 

Considering I've spent the last 25 years trying to forget, do I go to see how old and unfit I hope everyone is looking or do stay at home making effigies to toss onto a bonfire?

 

Any experiences?

 

 

Go Dude, even for the piece of mind that you went and saw the car crash that is now some people's lives. It will make you feel more positive about what you've done in the last 25. You'll find that people are not the same person they were at 18 as they are today. Many have changed some for the worse, other for the best.

 

 

 

 

I spent 20 years trying to ignore/forget/repress the 5 years of continual misery that constituted high school.

Went to the 20 year reunion because I just happened to be Brisbane (lived in Canberra at the time) the same week for another event.

Was genuinely surprised at the I good time I had.

Might even go to the 30th reunion in a few years.

 

 

I hated HS, I was the fat Geeky kid with glasses, I copped abuse and bullying every day. Our 10 year reunion was in March this year and my bodd made me take leave to go to it. I decided to go and see what people had done, if nothing but to appease my own masochistic streak. It was interesting to see where people ended up. Telling people where I had been and what I had done with the military was a good opportunity, especially since many of those who were bullies had IMHO wasted the last 10 years. It also confirmed my faith in Karma.

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I went to my 10 year one. I was surprised at what had happened to most of the "popular" kids. They mostly ended up with crap jobs and or on drugs. It was the geeky IT guys that ended up with the cash, good jobs and the hot chicks.

 

The biggest surprise was the most uptight looking boring girl in the entire school turned out to effectively be a super-model.

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My High School had one a couple of months ago, but this was a little different, as in it was for anybody that ever attended during its exisatance & not a particular graduation year. Although I have nothing but fond memories of H.S., I did not attend. Personally I prefer to look to the future, rather than 20 years into the past.

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Hmmm, I can see the whole idea of high school reunion revenge has made many revert to the same mentality as used then! :lol: If you are not genuinely interested in catching up with some old buddies, why would you bother?

 

Someone organised a reunion for my primary school can you believe that? It was suggested I might not wish to attend when I asked why I was paying $70 for a meal and drinks at the Tradies!!! I never bothered attending I go to the Tradies often enough and don't spend anywhere near that.

 

My high school had a 75th anniversary 25 years ago and no one from my year went and I only went because I knew a couple of others in other years that pushed me to go. This year was its 100th and as far as I know nothing was organised for the old boys...you see it takes some nosy fusspot to organise these things...you don't get that so much at all boys schools :lol:

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I went to mine 10 year and got back in touch with some good mates i hadnt seen.

Was amazing to see that so many of them had done nothing with their life !!!

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I went to 2 high schools, a public high school for yrs 7-8 and a private borading school yrs 9-12.

 

Really wanted to go to my public school 10yr reunion in '93, but our first daughter was due to be born that week so couldn't go. Would have been great, good down to earth nice country kids without a carrot shoved up their arses - some of the best people I've known in my life.

 

May of this year was our 30yr private school reunion - I had no intention of going despite one of the only decent blokes there trying to convince me. Hated the place with a passion. A bigger collection of nasty screwed up bullying pr*cks i've never seen. I'm sure i would have belted one or two of them after a few drinks ;)

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Hmmm, I can see the whole idea of high school reunion revenge has made many revert to the same mentality as used then! :lol: If you are not genuinely interested in catching up with some old buddies, why would you bother?

 

Someone organised a reunion for my primary school can you believe that? It was suggested I might not wish to attend when I asked why I was paying $70 for a meal and drinks at the Tradies!!! I never bothered attending I go to the Tradies often enough and don't spend anywhere near that.

 

My high school had a 75th anniversary 25 years ago and no one from my year went and I only went because I knew a couple of others in other years that pushed me to go. This year was its 100th and as far as I know nothing was organised for the old boys...you see it takes some nosy fusspot to organise these things...you don't get that so much at all boys schools :lol:

 

revenge on bullies and pretentious twats is sweet

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Holy Crap.

 

Just returned from high school reunion. Walked in and didn't recognise a soul then BAM! It all came flooding back.

 

Everyone is exactly the same. The ones who wore their uniforms too high are still getting it wrong. A couple of sad cases but overall, very entertaining.

 

I'm doing just fine ^_^

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I had my 20 year reunion a couple of months ago

 

Being the only Ironman in the room is kind of fun...

 

How did they know there was a Ironman in the room?

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unfortunately i find it pretty easy to detect 'an ironman' in the room- they usually make themselves pretty well known. I usually find the wanker talking above everyone else, drinking water at a pub from a 'bidon', and dripping in Ironman gear- the visor, the watch, the shirt from 10 years ago. they usually have to leave early for a huge session the next day, despite limping out of the room because of an old injury. . Personally, I hate any of that crap. nothing more draining than having to explain why you do what you do for 'enjoyment' to people who don't know anything about the sport. But then again, i have always been reasonably fit. Might be different if you were the big guy or gal at school, who everyone expected would drop dead of an Maccas OD at 35.

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The only time triathlons were brought up were from people who'd seen my name in the paper over the years or who'd been googling.

 

The most annoying person was the chick who'd moved to Brisvegas and was spuiking her fashion boutique. By the looks of what she was wearing, her customers are probably 17yr old hookers.

 

Saddest was the alcoholic who was telling everyone how much money she used to make but could hardly string a sentence together.

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The only time triathlons were brought up were from people who'd seen my name in the paper over the years or who'd been googling.

 

The most annoying person was the chick who'd moved to Brisvegas and was spuiking her fashion boutique. By the looks of what she was wearing, her customers are probably 17yr old hookers.

 

Saddest was the alcoholic who was telling everyone how much money she used to make but could hardly string a sentence together.

 

the brisvegas chick sounds like somebody I want to meet

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How did they know there was a Ironman in the room?

 

There was a guy walking around with a metal detector and a girl with one of those huge red cartoon magnets

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How did they know there was a Ironman in the room?

 

 

Because I'm friends with about two thirds of them on Facebook...

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I forgot to report back on mine which was last Saturday. The most interesting thing was how well women who has nothing to do with each other as teenagers were getting on with each other in their late fifties.

The incredible apparent age span visible a decade ago has compressed quite considerably. With one notable exception (much envy) we almost all look like our age facially, although some were scarily much older and dowdy. Some are grossly overweight, many are travelling pretty well, three died this year.

And one to sledge support at Emo's races. She started even later than me!

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No I was just curious because you seem to be very critical of everyone, have you thought about what they may be saying about you?

 

Personally my best mates are all from high school and there is a lot of people I'd love to get back in touch, find out what they've been up to etc.

 

Each to their own I guess...

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Critical of everyone? Not sure you interpreted that from what I wrote. Only commented on 2 people out of about 60. That's not 'everyone'.

And no, it never concerns me that they may be talking about me at all.

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Critical of everyone? Not sure you interpreted that from what I wrote. Only commented on 2 people out of about 60. That's not 'everyone'.

And no, it never concerns me that they may be talking about me at all.

 

were any of them from team PIS

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I have been going to school reunions every 5 years for the past 20 years. I organised a 35th reunion of our 4th form (year 10 for the young turds) last year. Had 55 people there. We are having another casual get together on the 25th Nov from our class. 27 going this time. It was a part of your life. The stries change or are different each time.

 

Enjoy and see how well you are with yourself.

 

FM

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Did anyone see the really really really awesome episode of baywatch when Mitch (the Hoff) Buchanan went to his school re-union. In typical 'american drama' style, there was the football twat who was the greatest at high school, pick on everyone and still did it 30 years later. The Hoff was sticking up for a couple of dudes and told the guy off in a reasonable manner. Soon he targeted a chicky babe and of course, Mitch came to the rescue and decked the guy. Later he was walking with the chicky babe on the beach were they came across the football twat up to his neck in sand. The two dweebes burried the sucker with the tired coming in......

 

To cut a long story short...Mitch save the day again.... went back to the party and sang a song.

 

Doesn't get much better than that. lol

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24 at our "Class of 75". Great time. We don't have any wankers (either that or we are all wankers). Started at 5.30pm and finished about 1am. We are arranging a golf day in 6 months with a BBQ back at one of the blokes places. All were stating to talk about next years pre christmas drinks as well.

 

Great bunch.

 

FM

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I was the toast of my high school 20 year reunion 2 years ago...well, at least I think i was anyway. I told them all I was an elite triathalete, all whilst downing about 20 schooners....hahaha.

 

I am still pretty good mates with about 3 or 4, but thats it!! The rest I couldn't give 2 hoots about!!

 

Was an ok night I suppose...don't think I would go to the 25 or 30 year reunion though, they are a bit of a look at me, look at me, wank fest!!

 

If you are happy & content with your life, these things or people's opinions or jealousy's should not bother you.

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I was the toast of my high school 20 year reunion 2 years ago...well, at least I think i was anyway. I told them all I was an elite triathalete, all whilst downing about 20 schooners....hahaha.

 

I am still pretty good mates with about 3 or 4, but thats it!! The rest I couldn't give 2 hoots about!!

 

Was an ok night I suppose...don't think I would go to the 25 or 30 year reunion though, they are a bit of a look at me, look at me, wank fest!!

 

If you are happy & content with your life, these things or people's opinions or jealousy's should not bother you.

 

what if you are not happy and content with your life?

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You become a triathlete :smile1:

 

 

Haha BAM! Clarkey in form.

 

I thought school was OK. Can't say I'd want to go to a school reunion though - what's the point of it? Some people would be richer, fitter and have better careers than me, some would be fat, some would be divorced, and a whole bunch are already dead at a pretty young age. Naturally, at least one of them is a IRONMAN! But... the same goes for the rest of the population, right?

 

Rather go out with my current friends.

 

Actually come to think of it, it'd be interesting if the dead people came along. I'd go in that case.

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Had the reunion of our University Rural Science graduating year (1985) which I organised on the weekend.  Had 24 turn up out of about 35 who finished, so a good result.  33 years on & I don't think anyone has dropped off the twig which is incredible.  People came from as far as NT, WA & Vic.

Good fun, but glad it's done & dusted, I'm rooted!  Some fool decided Port + Rum shots would be a good idea around midnight.

I foolishly let people stay at our house.  As you get older, that is not really so much fun....the Mrs didn't think so either! We like our own space these days.

Regular hard exercise certainly pays off in terms of how much better you age, even if it does knock your joints around :huh: Be interesting to know what role diet has played too.  Most of us at least a few kgs heavier than in 85, but two blokes I reckon were skinnier!  And one bloke had grown about a foot?????

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