So last weekend I ran into a girl I went to high school with. It was surreal. We chatted about how she’d been traveling, dished the gossip on all the people we went to school with, and then she sponsored my boyfriend to shave off his goatee.
First I was stunned that it was actually her because she looked totally different, and then I was stunned because she remembered me too.
I spent most of my high-school years trying very hard NOT to be remembered… I spent 5 years of my life pretty much camped out on a bench outside of A Block ignoring all the people around me. I then wondered why nobody ever ‘saw’ me.
Later I realised that more than a few people tried to befriend me. Like MOST of the people there. At our leavers breakfast we were all given awards and I was the ‘Best Ghost’. I felt like a total idiot.
The lesson? If you act like a total ice princess who doesn’t like talking, people are going to respond by not talking right on back to you.