We all have that one person from high school that we wish we made out with when we still had a chance. Whether it was the guy you had a killer crush on in the ninth grade, or that girl who sat next to you in Math – there’s usually someone who will always be counted as a missed opportunity.
With the holidays upon us, and exams finally over, most of us are packin’ our bags and getting ready to head home for a couple weeks of home cooked meals and our childhood beds. But there’s another important thing that we have to look forward to when it comes to headin’ back to the hometown: seeing our high school friends — friends that may or may not include that missed opportunity.
So what are the rules when it comes to hookin’ up with high school friends? Like most things sexual, there aren’t very many. But take it from a girl who’s heard one too many stories that involve drunken nights back home, there are a few things one should keep in mind when thinking of getting down in their hometown.
Word travels fast. Oh, yes. Even though we pride ourselves on being adults, unlike being away at school, doin’ it with the guy (or girl) who was your tenth grade lab partner is probably going to be a topic of interest among your other high school friends. And their friends. And those kids who went to the other high school up the street. If your hometown is as small as mine, don’t expect much privacy. But hey, if you’re going to be the center of gossip for any reason, might as well be for getting your freak on.
Expectations. That missed opportunity from high school has probably been built up in your head over the years, and chances are, the actual experience is going to be nowhere near your expectations. It’s good to cross some things (er, people) off your to-do list, but some things (like the boy who totally peaked in high school) are also better left to fantasy.
My place or yours? Being back in town probably means staying with parents, and there’s nothing more awkward than your partner’s parents witnessing your morning-after stride-of-pride. So unless you want to get busy in the back of a car (hey, it’d be like a giant high school flashback), you might want to re-think doin’ a high school friend.
So tell me CC readers, is it worth it? Have you ever gotten the chance to make out with your “missed opportunity”? Tell us about it!