Decision time is fairly approaching (cause I'd have to potentially make arrangements), and by that I mean it's whether or not to go to prom. Note that if this was anybody else, it'd be a definite "hell yes". However, the only person I ever even considered asking said no, but to be fair, I'm not sure that she was in the best frame of mind at the time. Should I ask her again, or should I just not go? Yeah, it's a senior memory, and she argued that I should experience it (but I want to share it with her as well, as she is only a sophomore). And yes, the girl in question is the most recent former girlfriend who is quite over me, and has long since been. But getting back on track, I seriously feel that prom is overrated; it's just music and dancing, and I know from what I've heard from the last few homecomings was that "dancing" meant "let's grind on each other and violate everybody else's personal bubble". I don't buy the "it's a special moment in each senior's high school experience". Heck, that's what they say about homecoming but I honestly haven't cared enough to go to a homecoming dance all four years of high school. I played pickup hockey this year, and I'm planning to do that this year on prom night. Will I regret seeing all the pictures of people dressed up and looking stunning? Yeah, I probably will. Will I miss the experience of prom? Yeah, maybe. Now, the deciding factor is, will I miss being able to play pickup hockey more than missing out on prom? HELL YES I WILL. Hockey means more to me than one night of an overrated dance that is blown way out of proportion; I don't even know how much I will be able to play hockey in college, and for me, I'm sure as heck planning on playing as much as I can and savoring the experiences.
I know I sound like some moron who hates prom, but I'm not. I just don't have anybody whom I plan on sharing/asking to go with me. I know, I know, there are a ton of people out there to ask, but I just have my own special standards in which I want to ask somebody. Now, I'll go if there is one person whom I know I want to go with, but honestly, I'm Conan Smeeth, it doesn't happen to me. I'd be touched if somebody actually said they would go with me, and I sincerely appreciate that gesture, if it happened, but I don't want to force anybody to go with me just out of pity; you don't deserve to go if we both aren't consensually enjoying it.
That's all folks. I hope somebody can read this and (try) to slap some sense into me. Good luck with that, though.