29 years old Glaswegian who makes music on occasion
Electronic Music other: Ever bumped into an old friend from school?
Written July 30 2008
I just happened to meet someone who I hadn't seen for 10 years last week, the last time we saw each other was at High school and even then I was only in his class up till 2nd year (age 14) which was 14 years ago! We swapped phone numbers and email addresses, but when we chatted he talked about a few things that I had no recollection of and then in an email he just sent me he mentioned something I've never heard of which apparently involved a teacher that I don't even remember! My memory is bad at the best of times but I get the feeling that this meeting could be rather embarrassing!
"what about that time when..."
"...can't remember that either"
I'm sure it's only a matter of time before one of thinks "were we really in the same class?"
Has anyone here ever met an old friend from school, how did it go? Was a friendship rekindled or was it a waste of time.
i met some people i know from far back. sometimes it was really fun and sometimes it was boring as shit. although there wasn't any friendship, that sparked again.
best case: you have a great night
worst case: it sucks totally
but either way, it's a good reason to get quite wasted.
i once met a girl i went to school with (we went to school in dorset, in the country side here in uk) in brisbane airport in australia!
some months ago i met a girl who had a crush on me one summer 12 years ago.
we hadn't seen each other since, and we only met 3 or 4 times this year, only talking for some minutes.
however, turned out that she's become pretty crazy.
she was totally stalking me for a couple of weeks, telling me that i have been the man of her dreams for 12 years now. she couldn't handle that i did not want to get to know her better. she even called my mother and insulted her on the phone. also, she made up stupid stories about a gang that would come and kill me.
one night she called me, telling me that she has explosives and would come to my place (she found out my adress on the internet) to assassinate me.
I was reminiscing about some old friends in middle school (8th grade), and I decided to track them down. I now live in a different state, so I could only phone people and see what would happen. I actually got ahold of one guy and we chatted for about an hour or so. It was a good conversation, but it didn't lead to any new found / rekindled friendship or anything. It was still great to talk though.
keep the conversation about what you've been doing since.
I'm closer now with some people I didn't really know in school but met back up with. We have more in common now.
I just reconnected with someone I was good friends with in high school. We'd been living within walking distance of each other, in a city 800 miles away from where we went to high school, for the last year or so, and had no idea until recently. Now we play tennis together every week. It's....weird. But in a good way. It's interesting when you start to notice the ways they've changed, and the ways they haven't. And I guess you start to realize those things about yourself, too.
i have a habit of calling random people from my graduating class that i track down on the internet and making breathing sounds into the phone receiver.
a complete waste of time.
they all suck, sometimes I wonder if I'm the only genius around here.
that was a joke.
about me being the only genius around here, there are quite a few of us here, actually..
which is why I'm unsure about this meeting, my genius might faze him ;)
i met a friend i hadn't seen for 15 years recently.
it was cool. he got me into electronic music and biking and not going to school
when i was little.
he hadn't changed at all . his factory was just a bigger version of his old
garage. he still shapes boards just smaller now he as makes kite boards.
he said i had grown and i told him he had shrink.
his boards are the amongst the best in the world.
totally clever dude. never went to school and now has the best job
as he get to test his boards in the afternoon on the windiest beach
i love it when its a nice story. when its an old friend and its bad
thats kind of weird cos you don't know what to say.
i didn't have loads of friends, and the majority of my school friends i still talk to. except one - no lie, he is in prison for multiple bank robberies, which is kind of rad. except he was robbing banks to get cash to fuel his crack addiction. he was seriously the baddest skater i have ever know. plus i mostly sit at home, it is hard to run into people when you only leave your house to go to work. i only run into people that i could care less one way or the other if i talked to them again.
For awhile... everytime I would see someone I knew (especially girls) ,,. I would make some sort of sound ala John Cusack in "Better Off Dead" ... and just run like hell.
no lie. fun times.
I ran into someone at a conference in a hotel in DC last Summer. He was the bartender. And apparently he remembered me well from highschool and I had no idea who he was. He asked me if I knew this person or remembered that person and I was like no. He told me about a few people (who I didn't know) and that was that. It was pretty weird.
I am friends with most of the people I hung with in high school--people I was friends with. All of my HS friends live in the DC metro area. Half in Maryland side, half Northern VA side so we manage to get together like 3-4 times a year. And we keep in touch with email on the regular. One of my friends I was visiting on Sunday told me he ran into this one guy from highscool at a bar and that the guy was totally wasted and that he put the gay hit on my friend. Oh well, that's life I guess.
I sort of had a falling out with some of my friends from HS a few years ago and a couple of them sort of disliked me too. But recently we have begun to repair the friendships. They were all at my wedding for example and I think (I hope) that we will continue to be friends. I think it's worth it to maintain long friendships because as you get older it's not as easy to meet good people. Or that's how it seems. I like to make new friends though--even people from work and things. I wish I could get back in touch with a few people I went to raves with back in the day. They're all too cool for school now, and have moved away to Chicago or Boulder or something and become either super mega workaholic ambitious types or hippies.
There are a few people from HS I wouldn't mind running into. Most I don't care about. Oh yeah there was this one guy I hated and I went into a local sub shop and he made me my sub and the bastard put massive massive amounts of raw onions in it. I know he did it on purpose.
Shamefully facebook has increased this occurance throughout the world.
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