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[–]jacksake1 1554 points1555 points  (16 children)

Not me but my BIL's highschool reunion. A guy that was severely bullied in highschool started a Facebook group to get the ball rolling on planning a highschool reunion, he planned the venue, food, drinks and asked everyone pay a ticket price to cover it all.

He organised the money go into a provided bank account, received 200+ peoples HS reunion dollarydoos and fucked off. Never to be heard of again.

Ive never laughed so hard in my life.

[–]PruthianCaveman 459 points460 points  (0 children)

That is the greatest act of High School revenge I've ever heard.

[–]ewoknuts 109 points110 points  (0 children)

Future CEO of Comcast right there

[–]schizopotato 39 points40 points  (0 children)

Man that's great lmao

[–]BobT21 395 points396 points  (7 children)

Graduated in 1962, never went to any of the reunions. Didn't even know about them until the 50th, in 2012. I had been in odd places in the world Encountered a classmate 50 years later; he gave me the roster. Most of the people who went had never left the small farm town. Of the people who could be tracked, over half the males were dead. Viet Nam, drugs, AIDS, and all the random bullshit. I was nobody in High School, but I still seem to be on the green side of the dirt.

[–]madredegatos 59 points60 points  (0 children)

I think "still breathing in spite of not socially peaking at 17" is a far better trophy to receive than "coolest dead guy," I think you deserve congratulations. And thank you for giving me a reason to hope I make it to my 50th reunion (only 30 more years to go!).

[–]Gonzostewie 14.4k points14.4k points  (249 children)

I play in a band. We got booked by a restaurant "for some class reunion". I show up to set up for the gig & it's my fucking class. I wasn't even invited.

[–]iFeelGlee 2523 points2524 points  (27 children)

"Hey everyone, before we start, I'd like to dedicate this first song to my high school class with this message. 'Fuck you, and fuck you twice for not inviting me to the class reunion.' Also, fuck you guys." Edit: a word.

[–]Tobocaj 2196 points2197 points  (16 children)

“Anyway, here’s Wonderwall”

[–]SeaMonkeyIsCanon 246 points247 points  (8 children)

7 wonderwalls, you then start to play freebird but right when the it picks you you start November rain, then before that song picks up you stop. Continue wonderwall

[–]tacknosaddle 44 points45 points  (1 child)

Four uninterrupted hours of Inna Gadda Da Vida.

[–]Quorum_Sensing 3867 points3868 points  (16 children)

That's fucked. I hope you made it weird from the stage.

[–]YummyGummyDrops 1041 points1042 points  (3 children)

This song's called "We hate you, please die"

[–]Dorfalicious 1844 points1845 points  (81 children)

I wasn't invited to my 10 year reunion either! I called them out on their fb group and it turns out they only invited about 20% of the class...the 20% that were 'popular'. Pretty much proved to me right off the bat if they haven't changed by now they're never going to. My instincts when I was 18 were stellar: leave and never look back.

[–]Dr_Merkwurdigliebe 650 points651 points  (11 children)

My high school class president staffed the student government with a clique of his friends. I wouldn’t really call them the “popular” crowd, but they were close enough and were cozy with social circles that didn’t want much to do with me and mine.

For graduation they were tasked by the principal with making a slideshow of high school memories to play for the parents. They had weeks to do this according to my teacher who supervised student government, but they neglected to tell anyone else in the school that they were collecting pictures for the slideshow until 36 hours before graduation. No one had time to contribute, so the “graduation slideshow” that got show to all the parents and grandparents of a class of 400 students consisted of 20 minutes of photos of the class president and his best friends at school events and going to bars in the city underaged. There were literally ten people represented in the entire photo collection.

So yeah, I’m about 80% sure my class reunion will be the same.

[–]SoapyRibnaut 132 points133 points  (1 child)

Arguably Facebook's greatest purpose is validating what you thought of people whilst you were at school together. I originally had about 16 or 17 ex school people on my friends list, I now have 1.

[–]CaptHorney 738 points739 points  (20 children)

Wait.. there is supposed to be a 10 year reunion?

MOTHER. FUCKERS.

[–]zebry13 63 points64 points  (2 children)

Honestly, that's just sad. You don't wanna hang out with people who cling to High School popularity.

[–]TheFallenMessiah 421 points422 points  (23 children)

Did you get paid though?

[–]Gonzostewie 779 points780 points  (21 children)

$100. It's a hobby moreso than a money maker.

[–]TheFallenMessiah 533 points534 points  (16 children)

I'd say you won the night. Sorry about the snub, that sucks, but reunions aren't that great anyway, and everyone else lost money on the night lol

[–]Gonzostewie 419 points420 points  (14 children)

Oh I thought it was funny. I wouldn't have gone even if I had been invited.

[–]shellwe 1229 points1230 points  (10 children)

Maybe they knew that and wanted you to come so they paid you $100 just to be there.

[–]WildWeasel46 486 points487 points  (9 children)

This answer so wholesome. Do you give out hugs as well?

[–]No-ImTheMulder 217 points218 points  (9 children)

You should have sung a good break-up song really aggressively and with unblinking eye contact. I'm thinking that Gloria Gaynor song, "I Will Survive."

[–]weedful_things 2386 points2387 points  (42 children)

I went to my wife's last reunion a few months ago. The day of the reunion she got a call that it was cancelled. Apparently, five years earlier a classmate got creepy and stalkery with another classmate. The people organizing the reunion invited him not to show up. Then the guy posted on facebook some vague threats. They did actually change the venue and have the reunion, but there were many people that couldn't be contacted with the updated info.

[–]Deshes011 550 points551 points  (18 children)

I feel this will happen at my reunion, and I know exactly who the creepy classmate’s gonna be

[–]Sullan08 88 points89 points  (6 children)

Why would you notify someone of something to not go??? Just don't let them know about it, pretty simple.

[–]CynicalChild 644 points645 points  (5 children)

Nothing. And by nothing, I mean the awkward feeling at being one of the twelve who showed up.

[–]zombiesandpandasohmy 98 points99 points  (2 children)

What'd you guys end up doing? Awkward chit chat for half an hour then everyone bailed?

[–]merkmill 2132 points2133 points  (19 children)

My mom’s 35th high school reunion was at a bar that I frequent quite a bit... I walked in with my mom and went up to a bartender that I know to order a drink for my mom and I. He looked up at my mother and I and immediately got super shy and weird and then said, YOURE THE DAUGHTER OF (my mom’s name)???

Apparently he had a huge crush on my mom in high school and my uncle beat the shit out of him because he creeped my mom out.

Very awkward indeed.

[–]hewhoreddits6 595 points596 points  (14 children)

Im getting a Petyr Baelish Game of Thrones vibe. Did he creep on you or treat you different after that?

[–]JustaReverseFridge 2141 points2142 points  (24 children)

My friend said her cousin's high school reunion was really awkward because this guy ran up and kissed his high school girlfriend without her asking and then got in a fist fight with her husband, did not turn out well from what I hear.

[–]shigogaboo 1122 points1123 points  (14 children)

What? Oh! So it's cool making out ten years ago, but suddenly it's "creepy?" Where's the line, Claire?!?

[–]badideas1 7297 points7298 points  (41 children)

A guy from our class passed away from cancer shortly before our 20th reunion. He was never super popular but was pretty well known across our class. During the awards/speech section of the night, the lady (our class president, I think) was trying to get the crowd to settle down for a moment of silence. You could tell it meant a lot to her as she started getting heated. The crowd started shushing one another, and it got just quiet enough to hear somebody say 'geez, did somebody die or something?'

[–]WeedleBeest 5985 points5986 points  (114 children)

10 year reunion held at a bar owned by former classmate; started at 10 pm. Owner told people adults over 21 only. People said they needed to bring their kids and were told no.

Several people brought their babies and toddlers anyway. Parents drank like teenagers and the kids ran wild. Owner called cops who watched the parents be negligent. Parents escorted out by some cops and their kids were taken out by others.

Edits for clarification: *Original reunion was going to be at our high school, but less than 20 people bought tickets so it was cancelled *A lot of us live not too far and see each other out and about anyway *We had a Facebook group for the event, so when it was cancelled the bar owner agreed to have something at his place BUT we had the follow the laws since it was a bar and not a restaurant (like no one under 21) *He did ask people to leave with their kids and was cursed out, I heard one girl spat on him, so he called the cops *One of my friends (who was an organizer for the original event) tried watching the kids, and she pointed out their parents to the cops when they arrived *The classmates were really drunk, to the point they couldn't have driven their kids home and others were belligerent. Hence the arrests

[–]beeps-n-boops 3653 points3654 points  (83 children)

Who the fuck brings their kids to a HS reunion, no matter where it is?????

[–]michaelpaoli 786 points787 points  (37 children)

Does depend where and how old the kids are.
My high school, for many years now, has done the reunion at a park, with kids welcome. Earlier on they did two back-to-back events - a formal dinner etc. event one evening, then open-to-the-kids event at park the next day. Last time they did both the turnout at the formal bit was so abysmal, they've henceforward dropped that, and just do a day at the park with food, and games, and kids welcome; they probably won't do the formal bit again until the 50th ... and maybe more formal and skip the park after that ... depending how many of us old coots (by then, anyway) still show up and what we're up for.

[–]beeps-n-boops 458 points459 points  (27 children)

I guess I'm not even thinking about the venue or the kids themselves, but the adults... the whole point of a reunion is to catch up with old classmates, and maybe relive a bit of your past; if you're tending to your kids half the time then your mind is really just in the same place it is every other day. Does that make sense?

[–]greenVneck 936 points937 points  (19 children)

Two of our classmates passed away before our five year reunion. One of the girls organizing the event thought it would be a good idea to make cardboard cutouts of their faces, as if “they were truly still here with us.” The worst part was that people got drunk and started toting them around, taking pictures with them. It was fucked up.

[–]patrickverbatum 387 points388 points  (7 children)

as much as people think that's rude, If I ever end up a Death face at a party I HOPE people tote me around for pictures etc. Celebrate with my effigy and all ya know?

But that's me, I'm sure most people find it disrespectful, and in most cases, it would be. Unless you KNOW the person would have appreciated that kind of thing, don't do it.

[–]honey579badger 1289 points1290 points  (19 children)

When i was like 6 i went to my dad small town 30(?) yr reunion. His ex fiancé (not my mom) was dressed in her prom dress. And kept talking to me saying she should have been my mommy. Even then i knew that was weird. Keep your crazy in lady

[–]TowerofDogs 355 points356 points  (7 children)

Well, props to her that she could fit in a prom dress after 30 years.

[–]FakeNewsLiveUpdate 3399 points3400 points  (48 children)

I was there with a guy friend when he saw his ex. They approached each other - him going in for a hug and her extending her hand to shake. When they each realized what the other was doing, she put her arms out for a hug, and he extended his hand to shake. By the time they touched, it was just a jumble of hands and arms weirdly touching each other.

He started by saying, “Sooooo...how have you been?” I just said, “Uhhh, excuse me...” and got the hell away from them.

[–]honey-bees-knees 1104 points1105 points  (36 children)

Morla of the story: if you go for the hug, you got to go for the hug.

[–]sjiuodjuks 1410 points1411 points  (18 children)

Leave Morla out of this

[–]With-a-Cactus 295 points296 points  (11 children)

A girl I like (we work at different facilities but hang out a lot at trainings) came down for an audit. She introduces me to someone she's training and we talk for a bit until they have to leave. She invites me to join all of them for dinner and I say cool. I go for a hug and she sticks her hand out, we both sorta back up and flip our actions so I stick my hand out, she goes for the hug. We hug, it was awkward.

That night at dinner we're joking, we all have a few drinks and I excuse myself for the night. She stands up from the table and her arms start to open up, but I instinctively reach out to shake her hand. The guy she's training has a huge grin as she turns red in the face, shakes my hand and says good night.

[–]bg-j38 317 points318 points  (3 children)

Next time you see her tell her there’s obviously some sort of confusion and maybe you guys could practice greetings and goodbyes over a cup of coffee that afternoon.

Note: I’m nowhere near ballsy enough to try something like this. But if you try it report back!

[–]otterdisaster 4461 points4462 points  (131 children)

At my 10th (year) HS reunion, a guy I hated and who hated me showed up and came directly toward me. Not saying anything at all to me he then engaged the person standing right next to me on my left. He proceeded to move around the room talking to literally everyone there (only 33 people in my class), and stopping with the person on my right. Didn’t so much as acknowledge my existence the whole rest of the day. It was super weird at the time, but many years later it was the most memorable thing that happened. I laugh about it now.

Edited to clarify 10 year reunion.

[–]jlanger23 1751 points1752 points  (81 children)

Strange that he would still be so juvenile a decade later. You'd think he'd grow past it.

[–]Fake_Ray_Narvaez_Jr 987 points988 points  (20 children)

We don't really know what happened though, OP could have killed his father.

[–]REDDITATO_ 537 points538 points  (12 children)

Then he would have said "Prepare to die" though.

[–]ToddVonToddson 202 points203 points  (6 children)

What do you think he was saying to all those other people?

"Hey, you see that dude over there? He's preparing to die."

[–]whynotthistoo 159 points160 points  (8 children)

I feel like I'm much more mature than I was in high school (about 7 years ago now). But I haven't seen most of the people I didn't like in high school since I was 18, so my last memories of them was when they were still immature and mean. I wouldn't go so far as to single someone out in ignoring them, but I wouldn't make any particular attempt to talk to them.

Then again, I highly doubt I'll go to my high school reunion at all, making it kind of a moot point.

[–]sevenandseven41 94 points95 points  (6 children)

Phil Spector went to his high school reunion with some bodyguards instructed to not allow anyone to talk to him.

[–]Surullian 6687 points6688 points  (262 children)

At my 10th, the organizers gave "awards" to people for various reasons. One girl from our class was given an award for having the "most kids" of anyone there. She'd had 4 by different guys which was part of the announcement. The look on her face as she slinked up to the podium said it all.

[–]randgan 3125 points3126 points  (36 children)

Similar thing happened at church when I was a kid. They were giving out small gifts for certain milestones. So they would call out something like 'most kids' then ask mothers to keep their hands up while they counted up until there was only one left. After they did 'oldest mother', I assume only for symmetry, they did 'youngest mother'. I think when they got down lower than 22, they realized where this was going. So to a few shocked gasps from a very old, conservative congregation, a 14 year old girl went up to get congratulated for her pregnancy. She may have been the first teenage mother congratulated by a Baptist Church since Mary.

[–]davidfavel 1128 points1129 points  (11 children)

"She may have been the first teenage mother congratulated by a Baptist Church since Mary." Bastard, just spat coffee on my keyboard.

[–]joeclark5 2526 points2527 points  (58 children)

Reminds me of Homer Simpsons' high school reunion awards, shortest distance traveled, most hair lost, lowest paying job, most weight gained, most improved odor.

[–]Wild_Whoreses 852 points853 points  (33 children)

The mans a safety inspector for a nuclear power plant. How can he be lowest paid!

[–]generica_ccount 182 points183 points  (8 children)

The mans a safety inspector for a nuclear power plant. How can he be lowest paid!

IIRC his income is exactly average for the region Springfield is based on.

As to why - probably because he is completely unqualified and has no bargaining position for raises after causing numerous accidents.

[–]RebootTheServer 309 points310 points  (0 children)

Everyone else became professional athletes

[–]recreationalspace 317 points318 points  (4 children)

"How'd you do it, Homer?"

"I discovered a meal between breakfast and brunch!"

[–]Rhysieroni 256 points257 points  (6 children)

Who won for World's longest engagement

[–]punkin152 297 points298 points  (3 children)

No one. They changed their minds and gave out the whitest sneakers award instead.

[–]Annath0901 142 points143 points  (34 children)

2018 is 10 years for my class, but since nobody has heard a peep about any sort of Reunion, I'm assuming it's not happening.

[–]immagoeatanapple 95 points96 points  (19 children)

Some classes just can't get it together. I graduated in 2004 and we still haven't had our 10 year reunion.

[–]neobeguine 463 points464 points  (27 children)

Ugh. Were the organizers all terrible people in highschool, too? What a cruel thing to do.

[–]feralturtles 4738 points4739 points  (103 children)

Someone made a speech along the lines of, "...to all of those that felt picked on or bullied, I have something to say to you." She then started to sing"Let it go" from Frozen.

[–]RoiJack 978 points979 points  (3 children)

Was the person a bully by any random coincidence?

[–]Denamic 582 points583 points  (2 children)

Seems like the kind of sociopath that would be.

[–]broadswordmaiden 448 points449 points  (14 children)

I did let it go, in my several years of therapy.

[–]Grunge_bob 257 points258 points  (9 children)

I remember on one of Julia Dreyfus' shows, the main character had a reunion with a girl she terrorized in school who ended up having a better life than her, but only after a ton of therapy and plastic surgery. Dreyfus' character asked for her to forgive her for making her life hell and the other person didn't accept her apology.

The main character's friend, played by Wanda Sykes, gave her the lesson, "listen, you need to apologize, but you shouldn't have the expectation that they'll forgive you."

I wasn't into the show otherwise, but for some reason, that particular line stuck with me.

[–]youseeit 1238 points1239 points  (21 children)

A kid in my class (1982) was hit by a car during our junior year and wound up in a persistent vegetative state. We had heard bits and pieces of information about him in the years after, but none of it sounded reliable. He was dead; he was still in a coma; he had come out of it; he was normal; he had become a born-again Christian; he lived at home and couldn't do anything for himself; you name it, we had heard it. Every reunion, there's still misinformation being passed around about the guy. In our 10-year reunion program he was on the In Memoriam page, then it was pointed out he wasn't dead. Last fall we had our 35th reunion and he was announced along with the "let's take a minute to remember our departed classmates" and then others pointed out that they thought he was still alive and living in Florida now. I don't think we'll ever find out the truth.

Not that it matters, though. He was a fucking dick anyway.

[–]lorum_ipsum_dolor 2048 points2049 points  (36 children)

The captain of the football team was a pretty sad sight. He looked like hell and was so proud of sneaking booze in with his flask.

I mean, it was a cash bar but the prices were reasonable…

[–]SirMikan 519 points520 points  (6 children)

Uncle Rico?

[–]SeattleGuy7 302 points303 points  (5 children)

How much you wanna bet I can throw this football over them mountains?

[–]Aikidi 236 points237 points  (7 children)

The moral of the story is don't peak in HS and then go to the reunion.

[–]noncore_apostrophe 1587 points1588 points  (43 children)

Probably the reunion itself. Our 10-year was in 2015; I did not attend as I got roped into helping salvage a 4-wheeler from the river that a couple buddies had found (if you're interested, the guy who kept it got it running again for about $1000 worth of parts and work hours - score).

So for about 3 or 4 months leading up to the reunion date, a few of the "popular" girls from our class started a Facebook group to organize everything. And it seemed to be going really well - people had moved all over the country but were saying they were moving their schedules around to attend, there was talk of renting an event hall on the fairgrounds, one girl's family now owned a local restaurant and offered to put up that venue for an after-hours thing, etc. Everyone seemed really into it, and from what I could see, all seemed ready and willing to put behind them whatever petty grudges & high school BS had existed ten years before.

Comes to the morning of, and absolutely no one has committed anything, and in fact it's almost complete radio silence on the FB group. Someone suggests that since we have no place reserv'd, should everyone just meet at the bars downtown and go from there? So it was that exactly 7 people showed up and played oversized Jenga. They at least looked like they had a good time, but what a let-down; I was initially a bit bummed about knowing I was missing our reunion but when I saw the turnout on Facebook when I got back into cell range, I wasn't that disappointed anymore.

[–]carnoworky 385 points386 points  (2 children)

Not too different from mine...

We had a planned event, but apparently the turnout wasn't high enough to cover the cost of the place. That fell through, and one of the organizers made a melodramatic post in the FB group, and another organizer put together a smaller gathering plan for whoever showed up to get dinner. Got 6 of my class plus a girlfriend of one of the guys, had dinner and then we all hung out at one person's apartment for a couple hours, reminiscing. I think that was probably more fun than the original plan would have been to be honest.

[–]smanbot 1448 points1449 points  (26 children)

When my lady teacher came up to me, kissed me on the cheek and told me she loved me. She was very drunk. I felt very awkward.

Edit: no she wasn't hot. She was old, once spell corrected a Christmas card I gave her. And the night of the formal, smelt strongly of booze.

[–]BadDiplomat 781 points782 points  (117 children)

At my 10 year reunion it was more everyone getting really pissed. At the 20th there were a few people seemingly bitter at those who had done pretty well in life, odd really

[–]Hobosock 1433 points1434 points  (18 children)

Mine is in a few months but the awkwardness has already started.

First, I never had any plans to go. Things like that really aren't my speed. I'm not a mingler and I always want to leave right away. Besides I'll be away on military orders by that time anyway so there's no way I can go.

So a few weeks ago I get added to a (my school) 10 hear reunion page on FB by someone I don't recognize. Immediately think "nope" and leave the page, then don't think about it again. I got a phone call a few days later from an unknown number. Not unusual since lots of people call me for work stuff. I answer and get this really enthusiastic "OMG HI IT'S (NAME) HOW ARE YOU!"

I apologize and tell her I think she has the work number. I don't know anyone with that name. She says my whole name and says she got my number from (friend from school). She was the class president but I honest to god didnt remember ber. She asks about the reunion, I politely tell her I'm not going, I have other obligations. She says "I don't know if that will work, I'll be in touch" and hangs up. I'm like wtf but whatever.

A few days later I get added back to the same group by her. Again I leave it. Not 30 minutes later I get a phone call from her. She wants to know why I left the group again, and again I tell her I have other obligations. She told me that "you don't skip reunions, we've planned this for years. You'll be there." So sarcastically I said "ok well save me a spot then" and up.

A third time I'm added to this group. I'm like ffs and leave again. I get a call and this time she's calling to tell me that my ticket and dinner money are due by the end of the week. I politely remind her that I'm not going. She gets snooty and informs me that the venue and catering have already been reserved and that I will need to pay for my meal as the fund would not cover it.

Once again I remind her that I was never attending and that it isn't my fault that she paid in advance without a proper count. She then told me "you don't have choice, it's already paid for so you have to be there. I said "alright bye (wrong name) and hung up again.

I ended up blocking her on FB, ignoring her calls, and leaving the group 2 more times when other members of the reunion committee added me back in.

TL;DR: class president that I don't remember won't take no for an answer.

[–]flappiehead 376 points377 points  (2 children)

That's one of the best ones here. We've had the control freak of the class organise our 2 reunions. She didn't show up to the second one after organising it. I think she wanted everyone to pander to her and beg her to come. But no one contacted her

[–]Xxjacklexx 123 points124 points  (3 children)

I love that you got her name wrong at the end. Bravo.

[–]-greenleaf- 4854 points4855 points  (56 children)

Haven't had a high school reunion yet, but here's a fun one from my Mom's third reunion.

She went with my dad back to her hometown for the reunion. My dad grew up in a different place, so he didn't know anybody there. Bored out of his mind, he decided to have some fun and found a way to discreetly ask someone who the biggest juvenile deliquent, troublemaker was in their graduating class.

Let's call him... Albert Davis.

So, my dad went to the nametag table and found Albert Davis's nametag. He put it on and went around saying hi to everyone just to watch their reactions, because most of them assumed that Albert Davis was in prison.

My mom did not think it was funny.

[–]Umpaw 979 points980 points  (3 children)

Had a friend do the same. Guy whose tag he took is 5' 8". He's 6' 10". Look on people's faces was worth it.

[–]DarkRoseXoX 2022 points2023 points  (7 children)

That's not awkward at all that is fucking hilarious.

Edit: wow my most upvoted post is this

[–]Hellguin 351 points352 points  (6 children)

Identity theft is not a joke, Jim.

[–]BvS35[🍰] 264 points265 points  (11 children)

This is a 30 Rock episode

[–]2354PK 1826 points1827 points  (32 children)

Apparently, every year, my brother's graduating class gets together at this one neighborhood bar over thanksgiving. It's not a formal thing, but anyone can come and they all have a few drinks and it's totally normal. I literally had no idea about it, and apparently my brother didn't either, because three or four years ago we showed up to get a drink together alone and his entire graduating class of 50-ish people were there.

Now, my brother was super nerdy and kind of an awkward kid, but the Marines and college turned that around and now he's a outgoing, sociable guy. Coming out of the closet once he hit 23 helped too, since he was comfortable in his own skin and it showed outwardly.

Thing was, no one seemed to know he was gay. And this is small town in the midwest, where there's nothing else to do but gossip and since no one leaves, everyone knows everyone else. I literally spent all night cringing, while my brother dodged the advances of a bunch of girls aggressively hitting on him. Since the dating pool is the same guys they went to high school with and he was fresh meat, they were all coming on super strong and it was bad. Then everything got even worse when he told them he was living on the east coast because he was gay and married, and his husband's job was there.

[–]upakriek 417 points418 points  (10 children)

Well don't leave me hanging! Gotta finish this train wreck!

[–]Keyra13 124 points125 points  (7 children)

Seconded. But ya know, good for your brother. That's lovely for him (about the husband and living far away not the circling girl sharks).

[–]Doc-in-a-box 2047 points2048 points  (22 children)

I went with my wife to her reunion. I may have had one or three before arriving, and when I got there I remembered hearing a story of a guy who was my wife's 3rd grade boyfriend. Later in life he had a rough time of things--drugs, alcohol, run-ins with the law, etc.

As a joke, I wrote his name on my name badge and went about my business. Not long after, a rather strong and stocky woman turned around, looked at me, then at my name tag. When she saw the name she looked up at me, screamed excitedly as loud as I've ever heard, bear-hugged me while lifting me off the ground, and bit my neck. No blood, but decent bruise.

[–]jlanger23 1351 points1352 points  (9 children)

I honestly thought that the stocky woman was going to end up being the third-grade boyfriend.

[–]billbapapa 1796 points1797 points  (18 children)

It was a party with all old high school people at it, not sure if people actually have reunions anymore, but it ended up the same effect.

I met up with an ex, and an ex-buddy of mine kept saying shit about how we would be perfect back together. It was just stupid for a ton of reasons. And dude kept pushing.

First I was married, didn’t bother this dude he said we should just bang and not tell my wife.

Second she’s a lesbian, no interest in men, I knew this already and she trusted telling me even though I think she kept it private. But this guy pushed and pushed and when she said she liked girls he just told her to “bring her girlfriend along”.

I don’t even know the guys end game but he looked like a total idiot and I’m pretty sure he made my ex feel pretty uncomfortable. Then I had to feel uncomfortable when I finally told him to fuck off.

[–]astrakhan42 1167 points1168 points  (9 children)

He was actually your son from the future and was trying to get you together with his mom, but he was too drunk to realize who at the party he was supposed to connect you with. As you left he finally faded away entirely.

[–]WildWeasel46 144 points145 points  (5 children)

I don't remember that part from Back to the Future

[–]jinxsays 662 points663 points  (23 children)

Got invited by Facebook message (we’re not friends on fb) by one of the girls who made pretty much the whole time I was there a living hell. Didn’t attend obviously, because everyone I wanted to keep in touch with I did - but got a “aw sorry we missed you hun, we should do lunch soon!” message.

But, why? Selective memory, orrrrr?

[–]Burgers_and_Fries416 512 points513 points  (10 children)

Some people don’t realize they were bullies

[–]YouDontSay007 301 points302 points  (4 children)

Some people don’t realize they were bullies

Or worse, they don't ADMIT they were bullies.

[–]ihadarowboat 466 points467 points  (9 children)

2009 10 year reunion.

There was this dorky guy in high school who ran for class president one year and lost in a landslide. 10 year reunion rolls around at a private venue downtown and this guy shows up pregame wasted with a woman who was giving off a prostitute vibe. The guy is now a detective in one of the surrounding towns police department and proceeds to get even more wasted at the reunion. He starts telling everyone there about how he has his gun conceal carry on him.

The night ends with him getting into a very loud argument with the woman in the parking lot. Owners of the venue come out and threaten to call the police. He shows his badge and tells them to fuck off. Continues cursing her out and gets in his car alone almost hitting her as he speeds off drunk leaving her there. Everyone else shifted the party to a local bar (private venue closed).

At the bar I see the girl basically hitting on a guy looking for someone else to finish her night with. The guy she's with is closet gay (came out a few years later).

20 year is coming up and I can't wait.

[–]finnigan70 245 points246 points  (5 children)

Went to wife's reunion. Introduced myself as George. George Michael. "I was only there three weeks. I was bullied so I left but ---- invited me."

Some people actually bought the story.

[–]seinfeld11 818 points819 points  (34 children)

For us younger folk will there even be a physical reunion. Somebody made a graduating class of 20xx page like a year after graduation which has like one post a few for a few months and then had been absolutely dead for several years now.

[–]absinthe__minded 696 points697 points  (21 children)

Wait until you're all just having your reunion in VRchat.

[–]mookat84 240 points241 points  (3 children)

At my 10 year reunion one of the good looking, but not very bright guys from my class argued wth me that we had had sex in HS. After 10 mins of me trying to explain to him that we had never had sex, I realized that he was thinking of my friend's sister, not me. He then was like, well we can fix that. I declined and left. He went 10 years not knowing who he had sex with, I'm not touching that with someone elses vag, much less me own.

[–]Maxamillion-X72 235 points236 points  (14 children)

I walked in to my regular bar hangout and the place was packed with people. So many were coming over and saying hello, asking me what I've been up to since graduation. Some lady comes over and puts a name tag on my shirt with my name on written on it, tells me how glad she is I made it even though they had no contact info for me and couldn't send me the reunion info. Turns out, it was the first night of our 20 year class reunion. There was nobody there I recognized and even with the name tags I was lost. I am terribly bad at remembering faces and names, to the point of taking my dog to the airport when I have to pick up my parents, because she always sees them in the crowd before I do. It was awful and awkward, and I got out of there as soon as I could.

[–]buttercupcandy666 101 points102 points  (12 children)

Sounds like you might have face blindness, and should talk to a dr about it if you haven’t already.

[–]Maxamillion-X72 54 points55 points  (6 children)

I have a mild case of it, actually. I have a difficult time picking out faces in a. crowd. For example, I dropped my friend off at the grocery store them went to run an errand. When I came back I parked within sight of the front door and waited for her to come out. I didn't recognize her until she was 10-15' from my car, I think because until I can eliminate all the other people coming out of the store and concentrate on just "people heading towards my car", I can't process the face. Maybe... I don't know. I know I recognize people just fine at work, but I've walked past them in public without recognizing them. It's like a situational recognition. It makes going places with crowds very awkward.

[–]jobrody 931 points932 points  (10 children)

The lighting was dim, we were old, and some nitwit decided to let people scrawl their own name tags which then hung on lanyards at crotch level. Nobody could hear anything over the snot-nose DJ blasting “Eye of the Tiger” and trying to figure out who you were talking to was pretty awkward.

[–]DrMonkey7[S] 5889 points5890 points  (104 children)

My wife (at the time) and I had dated all through HS and college. We married and had a child. We still had a few close friends we graduated with that were going as well. I would say there was about a 70% turnout. We had a good time and everyone got pretty drunk. We all mingled and my wife talked to a guy who she had cheated on me with right after HS. They didn't speak for more that 3 minutes. They hadn't spoke since that day almost 10 years before. We had moved passed it and had a family, at least that's what I thought. Less than a month after the reunion I could tell that something wasn't right, when I asked her about it she told me she wasn't happy and wanted a divorce. We had been together for a VERY long time and I was devastated. After a week of feeling like I had failed and doing everything I could to win her back I discovered she had been having an affair with that same guy.

[–]Vaaaass 2320 points2321 points  (6 children)

That's really messed up..

[–]PistaccioLover 357 points358 points  (0 children)

I’m very sorry. How are you these days? Virtual hug

[–]r1kon 273 points274 points  (1 child)

Jesus. Not what I expected in this thread. That's rough..have an upvote man..

[–]derangednigga 148 points149 points  (0 children)

What the fuck.

[–]thewurstunicorn 925 points926 points  (21 children)

I dropped out of school and recieved my GED. someone invited me to the reunion for the class I would have graduated with. They gave out trophies like most of the other reunions that folks have posted already. I received an award for "most successful". I guess getting a college degree and holding a job for more than a year is successful. Super akward going up on stage for that one...

And no Karen, I will not fucking build your husband's fetish site for sexual favors.

[–]500Republica 175 points176 points  (6 children)

I feel like you’re holding back a great story about Karen.

[–]Annath0901 308 points309 points  (5 children)

Is Karen hot and still in need of a website? :P

[–]empirebuilder1 72 points73 points  (0 children)

opens Weebly I can start whenever. Right now, even.

[–]MrPink7 750 points751 points  (6 children)

My HS "reunion" the last years have gone from a reunion to just a way for the school to make $. Now everybody can enter if they buy a ticket and you can't speak to anyone because it's dark and the music is so fucking loud. Its a god damn teenage party

[–]michaelpaoli 350 points351 points  (0 children)

Need to take the organizing control away from the school.

[–]LolsEUW 149 points150 points  (4 children)

Schools organize that? Never heard of that before

[–]Gooftrooptrue 400 points401 points  (10 children)

I heard that a classmate set the venue on fire. Glad I didn’t go.

[–]PulsingCatButt 471 points472 points  (5 children)

Not my high school reunion but my mother's.

She walked in and was saying hi to a few of the women when one of them dragged their husband over. In a very loud voice she said "You remember PulsingCatButt's Mom, her brother was the one that fired you last month!"

My mom ended up avoiding them the rest of the night.

[–]TheOrangeFuhrer 159 points160 points  (0 children)

"Oh! Is your husband that dumbass who couldn't do his job?"

[–]solace-in-misery 369 points370 points  (14 children)

Actually...my ‘high school reunion’ WAS the awkward thing. I didn’t attend, and neither did very many people. Everyone pretty much hated each other, and from what I heard, only one clique turned up with the odd person from one or two others making an appearance. Even though I didn’t go, it was still awkward when a girl who severely bullied me at school tried adding me on Facebook to invite me to the reunion...she still hates me to this day, so I don’t even know why she would’ve wanted me there, let alone directly contact me.

[–]kjbrasda 432 points433 points  (7 children)

Pretty cheerleader type approaches my husband at a local event, extremely chipper and excited. "Hiii, Chad! How have you been? Are you going to the class reunion?"
He smiles big, and in an equally chipper and excited voice, "No!"

[–]CreedogV 81 points82 points  (0 children)

Mine was supposed to be at an event center that my mom ran and gave my former classmates a good deal for.

They had to cancel because not only did they get a fraction of the people they expected to come sign up, three weeks out, half had already canceled.

The 50 or so people of our class of 500 that bothered to come met in the back room of a Mexican restaurant.

[–]Hamster_Frenzy 1155 points1156 points  (61 children)

At our 15th they asked, then gave out prizes for the person who'd traveled the farthest to attend, traveled the least far to attend, had the newest car, the oldest car, the youngest child . . . The look on the MC's face when he realized what asking for the oldest child would mean . . .

[–][deleted] 285 points286 points  (45 children)

What would it mean?

[–]Hamster_Frenzy 1352 points1353 points  (42 children)

The person with the oldest child would also be the first one in the class to get pregnant, probably while still in high school. I'm pretty old. Getting pregnant in high school carried some social stigma back then.

We also had to walk to school in the snow. It was 12 miles, uphill - both ways.

[–]dreamqueen9103 447 points448 points  (21 children)

It certainly still carries it today.

[–]Pondguy 797 points798 points  (8 children)

Uphill both ways? Dude, we invented downhill in the 80s...

[–]michaelpaoli 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Or the first one to be a daddy. So, ... the one that was a father at 12 ...

[–]silentmassimo 183 points184 points  (3 children)

Had a 10 year reunion last year. Things were going well at this low-key local bar, things shut down about 1am however everyone is having fun and doesn't want to shut it down. Turns out the old school captain (smart dude, not particularly socially intelligent though) says let's head back to his place to kick on. Tells the whole grade (100-150 people) to drink what they want, including his dad's Blue label scotch (which he thought was the cheap stuff) ended up costing him several thousand and apparently is dad - rather understandably - wasn't stoked. Feel bad for him but I have to laugh - I remember even trying to warn him that night but he was riding the social popularity endorphin high I suspect

[–]RubyWhiteArt 1721 points1722 points  (36 children)

People coming up to me asking me what's up and seem to know a whole deal about me while I have no memory of who they are at all.

[–]ahawk65 420 points421 points  (10 children)

Do you post on Facebook a lot?

[–]BaconReceptacle 270 points271 points  (5 children)

This was my experience. People had such detailed memories about me. All I wanted to say was, "sooo, your name is Mike right?"

[–]Cananbaum 88 points89 points  (3 children)

5 year reunion.

Basically it boiled down to "What do you do for work?" and if you had anything lucrative people wanted to be your best friend and try and get connections.

[–]palookaboy 585 points586 points  (9 children)

I didn’t go to my ten year, but drama unfolded on Facebook in the planning stages. One guy decided the “official” reunion wasn’t good enough, so he planned a competing reunion and tried to siphon people off of the other. When people started posting confusion to the event page, the argument between the two reunion leaders went something like 80 comments deep. The best part is, the then-current principal (who’d been a popular teacher when we were students) actually had to step in and mediate. It was fucking hysterical. I had been on the fence about going since I stayed close to my good friends in high school and Facebook kept me informed about anyone else I cared to know about, but that whole thing sealed it for me. (Edit: I didn’t go. It’s true what they say about 10 year reunions: nobody has changed.)

[–]LittlestDeborah 111 points112 points  (0 children)

the then-current principal had to step in

okay no longer children settle down

[–]OblviousTrollAccount 504 points505 points  (12 children)

I went to mine with my roommate. Everyone thought we were married or something (im male shes female). When we started dancing with other ppl girls would look over my shoulder at my roommate and then slowly dance away from me. it wasnt like i was getting all close or anything. on the flip side, this one dude just stopped dancing with my roommate and left without a word... when she came to tell me about what happened we both turned to see that he was making a bee line for the exit. After telling this to a mutual friend, it was pointed out that we probably looked like swingers lol we still laugh about it to this day

[–]PM_ME_OVERT_SIDEBOOB 73 points74 points  (1 child)

Typically you don’t bring a roommate to a reunion.

[–]Grunge_bob 47 points48 points  (0 children)

Yes, but after hearing this story, I want to.

[–]Food-Oh_Koon 307 points308 points  (14 children)

Proposal to an 70+ aged teacher

EDIT: He had a crush on the teacher a long time back.He knew that her husband divorced her while we were in college.So, he took the chance.Apparently, the teacher was not so happy about it.

[–]quentin-coldwater 1508 points1509 points  (45 children)

Ok.

So I didn't go to my 10 year HS reunion bc I've kept in touch with the people I care to see and don't really give a shit about the others, but...

One of my friends went and the story is wild.

Two ppl from my class had dated after senior year of HS and eventually gotten married. Call them Justin and Jenny. Fine, right?

Nope. In HS Justin had been dating this girl Kristen. And Jenny had been dating this guy Kyle. And Kyle and Kristen showed up and...surprise! They were newly dating.

Well, everyone got drunk at the bar and Kyle eventually confronted Jenny for cheating on him with Justin.

And that's the moment Kristen found out that Justin cheated on her just days after she'd aborted his child.

And that's the moment Justin found out Kristen had aborted his child.

And that's the moment Jenny found out that when she and Justin had "started dating", she'd actually not just been cheating on Kyle, she'd been the side chick.

And that's the moment Justin found out that Jenny had been cheating on Kyle when they started hooking up.

TLDR: when a fistfight breaks out in a bar during the 10 year reunion your HS class doesn't get to hold its 15 year reunion there.

PS: heard a few months ago that Justin and Jenny are divorcing.

[–]NaptownSwagger 957 points958 points  (21 children)

Jesus Christ, can I get a diagram or flow chart to help with this?

[–]Mythgirl 897 points898 points  (14 children)

Justin was dating Kristen.

Kristen was pregnant with Justin’s kid. She wasn’t ready so she had an abortion. Justin never even knew she was pregnant.

A few days later, Justin started seeing Jenny. He didn’t break up with Kristen.

Jenny was now Justin’s side-chick who thought she was Justin’s main chick.

Jenny was dating Kyle before she hooked up with Justin, making Justin her side-hoe.

Eventually Justin and Jenny broke up with Kristen and Kyle without ever revealing the cheating. They continued to date each other until they eventually got married and attended the reunion.

Meanwhile Kyle and Kristen found each other and pieces together the story.

At the reunion:

Justin found out he was Jenny’s side hoe. Justin found out Kristen was pregnant with, and subsequently aborted, his baby.

Jenny found out she was Justin’s side hoe.

Tl;dr Justin and Jenny, a married couple, found out they used to be each other’s side-hoes. They also found out that Justin’s main hoe aborted his baby back in the day.

[–]WTS_BRIDGE 203 points204 points  (1 child)

Basically just a Punnet square for the Maury show.

[–]PM_Me_BrundleFly_Pic 78 points79 points  (0 children)

I think I just had a seizure.

[–]cuddly_shy_guy 141 points142 points  (6 children)

...and what happened to Becky?

[–]quentin-coldwater 181 points182 points  (5 children)

She looked at her butt.

[–]R680 81 points82 points  (3 children)

She must be one of those rap-guys girlfriends

[–]kjbrasda 401 points402 points  (9 children)

5 year reunion, took my husband. Guy who liked me freshman year (then never talked civilly to me again) told me he was going to die alone and unloved behind a dumpster. Note: He had been a popular football player, I was a social outcast.

[–]FamousOhioAppleHorn 379 points380 points  (16 children)

Some older woman stole the name tag for exchange student Kim Fung-Toi & then had a heart attack.

[–]clethusancta 299 points300 points  (4 children)

Happened to, not witnessed. I walked right past the guy I dated for two and a half years. He’d gained so much weight I didn’t recognize him.

[–]Blue_Dog_Democracy 138 points139 points  (1 child)

The only slightly awkward thing was noticing that even a decade after high school, the room was (inadvertently) divided into cliques: one group standing/sitting around one table, another group going outside to smoke, etc.

My reunion, though, was free of awkwardness and/or drama - at least as far as I could tell. Maybe my experience is unique, because I like my class and my high school years were pretty happy ones.

[–]Dredly 122 points123 points  (5 children)

Went with my (now) wife to hers, it was a small class and she had a pretty small group of friends who she hung out with. Tickets were like 200 bucks each (open bar, food, DJ, etc). Day before she finds out the 2 people she was really looking forward to seeing couldn't make it, day of another friend got in an accident and couldn't make it, and the last one just didn't go... so we ended up sitting at a table basically by ourselves. She got a bit drunk and was the "person who dances by them self all night" person.

I'm pretty sure we won't be going to anymore of her reunions

[–]seanf999 534 points535 points  (3 children)

We had a one year reunion. It was basically 'we're all home from college, why not all go out'.. We were there no longer than 20 minutes and one of the guy's turned to one of the girls and said 'nice to see you're still a cunt', shit hit the fan after that.

It was not out of the blue whatsoever, the reaction was more of 'that was fast'..

[–]averagejanecitizen 56 points57 points  (0 children)

My 25 year reunion was last year. They did all the planning via a Facebook group. I did not join the group but could see the activity.

I was scrolling through and a few months prior they had done a memorial post where they listed all the dead classmates.

Someone I haven’t seen or spoken to in 25 years (and didn’t know well anyway) ... reported me as dead.

The kicker: someone I was friends with on Facebook liked the post. I unfriended her.

[–]busjockey 515 points516 points  (16 children)

I went to my fortieth, I now live on the west coast and the school is in NJ. Met up with a sweet girl that I had dated off and on in school but nothing more; she is widowed. After a few she asked me why we never had sex and I, uh, what? It was a come on that I did not follow up on.

[–]Well-That-Was-Bad 276 points277 points  (10 children)

I went to my girlfriend's high school reunion with her. Now we're lesbians so I was expecting someone to give weird looks, but I wasn't anything that bad. It got much worse.

When we get to the reunion we're having a nice time, people recognize my girlfriend (she was much more popular than me back in high school.) No one really cares that we're gay until we meet Bitch Lady and her husband. When I say that I'm her partner the lady asks "Oh like business partner?" Since my girlfriend has a good sense of humor she laughs and tells her that no, we're dating. What does she do? Not apologize or just not mention it, instead she turns to her husband and says in Spanish "I knew there was something wrong with her." My girlfriend is pale but she's Mexican and speaks fluent Spanish so she tells the lady to fuck off.

At the awards portion of the night we had pretty much forgotten the Bitch. Turns out the Bitch had been the organizer of the event and was doing the the awards. We laugh at some of the humorous awards and than we get to my girlfriend's award. Can you guess what it? It was "Biggest Dyke." Long story made short, I am escorted out by security leaving the Bitch with a bloody nose.

TL;DR: Bitch is offended by my lesbian relationship and gives my girlfriend the Biggest Dyke award and I beat the Bitch up.

[–]nicba1010[🍰] 83 points84 points  (1 child)

You go girl lol. Hope someone recorded that.

[–]syncopant 53 points54 points  (0 children)

In the country I’m from they aren’t really a thing. A bunch of the “popular” girls who generally made anyone they didn’t deem worthy feel like shit all through high school organised a 20-year reunion for ours a few years ago. They made a group on Facebook, sent tons of messages for a year before the event, got old teachers involved etc etc. About ten people showed up, I was not one of them. But the photos looked super awkward.

[–]Reapr 46 points47 points  (0 children)

The whole thing was just awkward, people were trying to show how much more 'successful' they are than everybody else, some even going so far as asking people what their salaries were.

I skipped out early and never went to the following ones.

[–]quickwitqueen 490 points491 points  (17 children)

Probably what I said to a guy I barely even talked to. He was lanky, has jacked teeth and bad acne (not why I didn't talk to him, we just never had a lot of the same classes and were in different activities.) He came up to me at the reunion, said who he was and told me I looked great. I replied, you do too, I barely recognized you, you changed so much! The second it was out of my mouth i was apologizing. I felt so bad, but he laughed it off.

[–]Kraymur 282 points283 points  (11 children)

That's not bad at all, that seems like a compliment to me?

Like if someone was overweight in highschool and lost a bunch of weight by the time the reunion came up, they're probably glad to hear positive remarks on the progress.

[–]Tianyulong 147 points148 points  (0 children)

That sounds like one of those things you agonize about, then find out later nobody even noticed you were being awkward.

[–]geniel1 79 points80 points  (0 children)

I don't think you said anything cringey.

[–]FROCKbFINE 254 points255 points  (10 children)

Oh, MY time to shine! The beautiful cheerleader twins got SO wasted at our 20th reunion one of them puked on the table and the other got so drunk she fell out of the photo booth. Their daughters had to carry them out.

[–]Atxchica80s 105 points106 points  (5 children)

Is this from a new "Sweet Valley High" book? :P

[–]McRedditerFace 78 points79 points  (0 children)

10year HS Reunion for my wife was strange... I showed up carrying a full set of camera gear just in case and they said it'd be great because the photographer they'd hired had bailed.

There was absolutely no dancing, of all the women there, over 3/4 were pregnant or had been pregnant within the past few months... So there wasn't much drinking anyway. I was rather horrified to see one of my classmates downing about 3 glasses of wine while having that huge "baby bump" as she apparently didn't give a damn.

The organizers were so pissed off at the whole ordeal of organizing that they agreed to never host a reunion again.

[–]spider_party 72 points73 points  (0 children)

At my 10th a guy who, in school, had been a very popular, preppy dude, star of the baseball team, etc. turned up looking like Homer Simpson and spent the evening trying to flirt with all the women. At one point I saw him with an arm draped around two girls at once, and with a beer in each hand.

[–]UnderwaterPianos 73 points74 points  (1 child)

My 10 was in 2015. One of the "popular" girls back then organized it thru FB and made a group, inviting a ton of people and asking them to invite others who she didn't have added.

Long story short, there was a ton of unnecessary drama in the group. People who still held on to 10 year old grudges and whatnot. Some lived too far away and couldn't make it anyway.

I was added by a friend who I still talk to, but hardly ever see again. At first, I thought, "cool, I'll get to see some people I haven't seen in a decade!" The conversations and comments slowly but surely made me think twice about going.

The day after the reunion happened, a very hurt and annoyed host posted in the group then disbanded it. Apparently, after all her hard work and such, out of 200 possible people, only 14 showed up. The FB group seemed to have turned people off from going.

The organizer was a total bitch anyways. She once claimed a friend of mine had tried to grope her and take advantage of her.

He was gay.

[–]OBarracuda 100 points101 points  (1 child)

Not high school, but primary school reunion. This was only about 4 years ago, but we all got together at someone’s place. For some reason, a couple of people’s mothers joined in to have their mom group hang out as well (very clique-y group with soccer mom vibes). Everyone (except the moms) were seated at a big table, but there was a majority of guys. This is important.

There were a couple other women sitting there too but they went to the kitchen to grab snacks (I already had my snacks, as I was early, and I am a glutton for chips and salsa). So I ended up being the only women at the table amongst all the dudes. Well, cue a guys mom. Who dramatically pulls me aside and loudly proclaims and says something along the lines of “sweetie, let the men talk, it’s the men’s table. Why don’t you go with the rest of the ladies inside for some lady talk?” I said I was fine where I was and sat my ass back down. But the silence... the whole group of moms staring at me like a pack of velociraptors. It was awkward.

Now I know why my mom hated them.

[–]RogerSterlingsFling 492 points493 points  (11 children)

Finding out who and who wasn't molestered by the priests.