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    High School Reunions - do you have any use for them?

    What's your stance on going to high school or collage reunions?

    Frankly, I could care less because I've maintained contact with those people I cared to do so with. I really have no interest in spending an evening with a bunch of people I really don't know and haven't spoken with for now 17 years.

    If I wanted to make pointless small talk I'd make more sales calls. At least I have a chance of making some money on those.

    But I know other people who love to go to their runions and do so faithfully. They really enjoy it.

    What's your take?
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    Re: High School Reunions - do you have any use for them?

    Never been to one. I live about 20 miles from where I attended High School, so it is not a distance thing. Pretty much the same reason as Ltlabner... just not interested.
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    Re: High School Reunions - do you have any use for them?

    didnt go to my high school reunion (this past summer)

    saw pictures of it and everybody looked like crap.

    plus nobody notified me until a week before the reunion and im the only person who lives further than 20 miles from our hometown in ohio. (im in california) so there was no way i was gonna drop 500-600 bucks THAT week to go see people I could care less for.

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    Re: High School Reunions - do you have any use for them?

    I went to my 10 year and had a blast. I ran into a few friends who I had lost touch with, and a few other people who I didn't hang out with in HS but who actually became decent people later in life.

    It was also fun to see how fat the former football studs had become and how haggard the prom queens looked.
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    Re: High School Reunions - do you have any use for them?

    i've been out of high school since 1984 and haven't even thought about going back there since...i still chat with a small handful of friends from back in the day, but have no desire to see anybody else from then...

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    Re: High School Reunions - do you have any use for them?

    My high school class didn't even have a 10 year reunion due to lack of interest. I wouldn't have gone regardless, for the most part anyone I still want to see I see already. I don't have any interest in getting together with a couple hundred people I really didn't care about back then.

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    Re: High School Reunions - do you have any use for them?

    I've gone to my high school class's 5th, 10th, 20th and 30th year reunions, and I have really enjoyed each one. I still keep in touch with several friends from my class. It was generally a good group of people.
    I have never been to any reunions of my college or law school classes.
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    Re: High School Reunions - do you have any use for them?

    I didn't get my invite until the week after the reunion...

    What does that tell you?
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    Re: High School Reunions - do you have any use for them?

    Our 20 year reunion got cancelled because of lack of planning. I had contemplated going. But, had not been to any previous ones.

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    Re: High School Reunions - do you have any use for them?

    I went to my 15th and it was basically a high school kegger at the VFW. Not terribly fun, but mostly b/c most of my friends did not attend.

    Not going to my 20th this year.
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    Re: High School Reunions - do you have any use for them?

    My HS graduating class had a whole 120 people in it, I see whom I care to.

    I went to my 20th and found it unenlightening.

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    Re: High School Reunions - do you have any use for them?

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    My HS graduating class had a whole 120 people in it, I see whom I care to.

    I went to my 20th and found it unenlightening.
    I got you beat WoY, I had a whole 70 people in my class. The Columbus Catholic Diocese decided to close my school the follwoing year, so that may have a little bit to do with the lack of interest on reunions. It is now the Columbus Fire Department Training Academy.
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    Re: High School Reunions - do you have any use for them?

    Quote Originally Posted by dman View Post
    I got you beat WoY, I had a whole 70 people in my class. The Columbus Catholic Diocese decided to close my school the follwoing year, so that may have a little bit to do with the lack of interest on reunions. It is now the Columbus Fire Department Training Academy.
    And I got you beat, dman... my class had only 21 people. Next year is my 30th - but I don't think there has been any reunions AT ALL. Namely because of the size but also because it was a boarding school and many of the class were not from the area. I live about 5 hours away (the school is in SE KY). It might be fun to see classmates again but maybe not since HS was probably the worst 4 years of my life - mostly of my own fault since I was a loner and didn't make friends very easily.
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    Re: High School Reunions - do you have any use for them?

    The last time I went to a class reunion I was treated to the sight of one of my classmates on the dance floor attempting to do the "electric slide" while using a walker. That was such a poignant metaphor for our middle age that I don't think anything I'd see at a future event could top it.
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    I went to my class' 25th. Very few people recognized me or remembered me Didn't enjoy it much.
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