Thursday, April 22, 2010

No Excuse: Gathering 2010

Wahai kengkawan ku sekalian (bdk2 one year matrix)...

Gathering 2010 akan diadakan seperti di atas...


Chew on this - if you're struggling with the idea of attending a Reunion, this article is for you. Apparently the internal debate is universal. I know I've had some of the same thoughts. If I wait until I'm rich enough/thin enough/successful enough, you guys will never see me again!

Read on and discuss amongst yourselves. It would behoove us all to realize that our classmates don't care about what we look like, the size of our checkbook, or how fast we've climbed the corporate ladder. Lets face it that corporate ladder could fall at anytime with anyone or all of us on it......

For a few hours, at least, we can all be young again! Well, young with a couple grey hairs, anyway...

"Swallow your pride and reunite"

The Top list of excuses for avoiding the reunion...

I am not rich yet. Or, my job is not high-powered enough.

When will you be successful enough to face everyone? In 2019, at our 30th reunion? Please don't wait that long, life is too short to miss a chance to connect. Check your ego, and show up anyway. Besides, it’s later than we think!

I'm 37 and have not yet married, had kids, bought a house, written a book, sold my screenplay, . . . (fill in your favorite personal disappointment here).

You have been doing something during these past 20 years. Come and tell everyone about it.

I'm too fat/going bald/have an embarrassing skin condition.

You aren't alone. Not a good excuse. Pull on your Spanx, comb it over, slather on the Eucerin, and forget about it for the night.

I hated everyone from high school.

Everyone? Not one single person you can remember with fondness? Check your e-mail contacts list, I bet there is at least one faithful high school pal there. Message them and see if they're going. Ask if they would like to see you there.

Everyone from high school hated me. Or, I haven't been in touch in 20 years, so if they didn't hate me then, they hate me now.

And ignoring this problem will make it go away? Time to make amends. Show up at your reunion, make peace, and enjoy a special bonus - you won't spend the next 10 years being hated.

I can't remember anyone's name.

That's why God invented name tags and an OPEN BAR.

I'm afraid to see the one who broke my heart/whose heart I broke. Or, I'm afraid I won't see them.

Suck it up, they probably don't remember you anyway.

I don't want my spouse to know what a loser I was in high school. \

They already know. They love you anyway.

I can't go because I (or someone very close to me) is having a baby, living more than 3,000 miles away, just declared bankruptcy...

OK, in those very special cases, you get a free get-out-of-reunion card, and we wish you well.

But seriously folks, there is something to celebrate about where we came from and how far we've come, even if some of you are afraid it's not far enough. We hope to see you at our 20th year high school reunion because "ONCE A ROCKET, ALWAYS A ROCKET" and our reunion won't be the same without you there!

See you there.


If you are NOT coming to the reunion, you need a good excuse and a note from your probation officer or whoever else keeps you out of trouble.

The following reasons have been tried and are UNacceptable.

Excuse #1: I've gained a lot of weight!

Rebuttal: Look around!! I doubt any of us could get back into our jeans from high school any more.

Excuse #2: I'm a different person than I was in high school

Rebuttal: Lucky for you, we ALL are. Let's face it; we could ONLY have improved.

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