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eastsideTim UltraDork
8/15/18 1:33 p.m.

I skipped my 25th a week and a half ago, but met up with some attendees afterwards for food and drinks.  Mostly avoided it because it took place at a microbrewery that didn’t serve much (if any) food.  I’m not a beer person.

I was seriously bullied in school.  It has had a significant effect on my life.  However, just as I’ve changed, I’m sure a lot of the people who bullied me have changed, too, hopefully for the better.  I’m mostly over holding grudges for E36 M3 that was done by people who hadn’t matured or gained much empathy yet (I include my high school self in that group, too).

Five years ago, when word got out I was going to to 20 year reunion(the first one I went to), there was a notable response from people acknowledging the crap I went through, and they were happy I was willing to be there.  I was actually hugged by one of the people who used to bully me, and we got to talk for a while.  I know not everyone gets better as they age and get more life experience, but a lot of them do.

All of this doesn’t mean I feel some great connection to everyone else in my class, or need to hang out with people I hadn’t seen since graduation, but I was at least a bit curious.  Like others here, I had been keeping in touch with the few friends I had from school, so it wasn’t like I needed to reconnect. 

hybridmomentspass HalfDork
12/17/21 1:03 p.m.

My class had a FIVE year reunion, plated meal, was 50 a person...PASS.

Then for 10 years they rented out half a bar, there was a cover charge, or dont say youre with the reunion and it's free. I still said, "PASS"

Twenty year was last year...the year of COVID, so nothing was planned, that Im aware of. 

As others have stated - with facebook and instagram, they share everything about their lives already, and,honestly, Im not reading about them now, so Im not really thrilled about going somewhere else to do the same. 

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/17/21 1:13 p.m.

I skipped my 35th for the 2019 challenge, then didn't finish the car so skipped the challenge too. I suck at this game. 

BMWGeoff GRM+ Memberand Reader
12/17/21 1:19 p.m.

I'm coming up on 20 years now... if I wanted to see people I went to high school with, I would've made an effort to keep in touch with them.

docwyte PowerDork
12/17/21 1:48 p.m.

My 30 year was 3 years ago.  I was thinking about going but didn't, it was the same weekend as my Air Force duty, didn't want miss that.  It would've been nice to catch up with some people, if there's a 35 year one I'll try and go

z31maniac MegaDork
12/17/21 4:04 p.m.

I guess we had a canoe bump. My 20 year didn't happen last year because of COVID. The few people I would like to see I do keep in touch with through social media and odd text message. 

There are a few people I haven't seen in years I wouldn't mind catching up with if we have a 25 or 30 year reunion. 

KyAllroad MegaDork
12/17/21 4:24 p.m.

Apparently my 20 year came and went without anyone outside of FB knowing about it.

My 30 was 2 years ago and I went, but 30 years on it was a bunch of old people I don't recognize at all.


I do remember my dad going to his 35th reunion back in the 90's and the photo was hilarious.  He was super thin and very tan with 8-10 incredibly white, pasty, and obese people.  They all looked very old to my eye back then, I assume I look as antique to my kids now.  Stupid passage of time!

Toyman! GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/17/21 4:51 p.m.

I have never been to a reunion. Everyone I liked in high school I still keep in touch with. The rest of them I don't need to see.


Tony Sestito
Tony Sestito UltimaDork
12/18/21 8:01 p.m.

Ha, canoe bump indeed!

Friend of mine on FB reached out and said that he wanted to do a 20 year HS reunion and I was invited. It was a less formal thing held at a function hall with a bar, more or less as a "hangout and catch up" thing. I ended up passing on it because:

1. None of my actual, close friends were going, so it would be my wife and I hobnobbing with a bunch of people that were jerks to me in HS

2. I see the people I want to see from HS on the regular or on social media anyway, and talk to most of them nearly daily

I remember wanting to "fit in" so hard with these people back then, but ended up carving out my own niche with my own friends, who I'm still great friends with today. I ended up going grocery shopping that night instead and I didn't feel bad about missing it at all. It's weird to think of things that way, because I was one of those people that always had the "fear of missing out" when growing up.


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