By annoyed teen - 13/04/2014 03:01 - United States - Boise
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Prom is lame anyway, why would you want to go? I mean, everyone knows all the cool kids don't go, right?
There will be other times OP, don't worry about it, enjoy making some money!
@112 Maybe where you are but not 1 school in the city I'm from has 2 proms. It's probably just not a thing where I'm from. Most people don't live where ever you live. Also, I highly doubt a majority of schools have 2 proms because that costs more money then most schools even have.
I went to my senior prom with one of my really good guy friends, and had a blast!! I had more fun with him than I had with my bf the previous year. And I even asked my friend to go, and he happily accepted. He had already graduated but he still rented a tux, took me to dinner, paid for pictures...it was a fun night with a great friend!
Sorry the temptation was too much, but for real Op that is humiliating and I feel bad that you felt shamed infront of your peers.
If it makes you feel better, proms not the huge hype its made out to be. And look on the bright side, instead of spending hundreds of dollars on a dress, you were out making money! :)
Wow. Am I the only one that enjoyed prom? Prom/parties are what you make of it. I could have fun anywhere. I didn't put too much expectation into it. It was a dance-- plain and simple. What's not to like? You're surrounded by all your friends in a place you probably would never go to on your own. I took lots of pictures and have great memories. And I didn't spend a lot of money either. Not worried about "Keeping up with the Jones." No limo, went in a Ford Escort. Yay for making money but what's the point of working hard if you can't take the time to enjoy the fruits of your labor? Live in the moment!
For my senior prom I bought my dress online for $105 including shipping, nice shoes for $30, and rode to prom with my date on a really old John Deere tractor, no limo. And yes, I do live in a country town. :P everyone else had either nice vehicles or limos or their own cars. It felt nice to be different.
Prom can be fun, sure. No denying that. The problem is being hyped up to the point that it's treated like THE turning point in every school kids' life that decides how your future will turn out. In the real world, nobody cares what – or who – you did in high school. Only things that truly matter during that time are how many hours of volunteer work you've done, what clubs you took part in, what sports you played, and your SAT and ACT scores. Even then, that's only if you're going to college afterward. Prom is nothing more than having meaningless fun with friends.