This year it is 20 years since I finished Year 12!!! Not sure if there is a reunion happening - I certainly wont be organising one!! In the 20 years since I left school I have spent about 12 of them living overseas and returned to the same city 3 years ago and live not too far from where I went to school. As I am so good with names and faces (sometimes embarassingly good) it would seem that lots of people who went to the same school are also living in the same area. Recently I have seen a few different people at the shopping centre. The thing is I know exactly who these people are although none were really friends of mine even the guy I had kissed at a school disco!! So I pretend, like they are probably pretending that I have no idea who they are! I mean what are we going to discuss? "How are you? What have you been doing for the past 20 years?" while we fill our bags with vegetables in the produce section. While I am a nosey person (aren't all bloggers a bit nosey?)and would like to know what they have done etc etc - I can't be arsed talking about myself to them! It isn't like we are going to get together and have coffee or invite each other's families over for a bbq! So in the meantime I will just continue to look blankly and wonder what their lives have dealt them.
The other day I came home and told my husband that I just seen the girl who was the fastest, skinniest, all the boys wanted her girl who was in my year. She had certainly packed on the kilos (way more than myself of course!!) and didn't look fast at all. In recent months I have seen a girl I played softball with who does look really good. A guy who was in the year below me and stunningly gorgeous and sporty owns a Cafe near me. As I was telling my friends who I was having coffee with, how he had really let himself go, he was probably out the back telling his co-workers the same about me! It took me a while to recognise the guy I had kissed. He had already passed me but his cool sunglasses and flash suit reminded me of how slimey he was at school!! Months prior I had seen his brother in the distance who is obviously in contruction. Then at the gym I have seen the younger sister of a guy I was friends with but I had seen and spoken to his older sister last year so I know what he has been up to.
What do you do when you see someone from your school days?