killjoy wrote:3.I didn't go to my high school prom....I can't dance nor could I get a date so I didn't see any reason for me to waste all that money to just go some where and stand around.
I almost didn't go to my high school prom either. I wasn't popular by social standards. I however did want to go because truthfully, I wanted to feel like a normal teenager for just one night. To be able to go out, have fun with friends and just ... let loose. I was so pent up during high school and being raised strictly while my brother was allowed to do whatever and say ever he wised, was unfair. I had poor self image issues as well back then.
In any case, I was determined to go, whether with or without a date. I did go and I enjoyed myself immensely. It has to be one of the top 10 memories I look back on with a warm feeling. My prom date was a friend's little brother (I was 17, he was 15). He was a perfect gentlemen as well, which helped. I was always a bit skittish around boys my own age, for obvious reasons. In any case, I don't regret my decision to go because it gave me a bit of a confidence boost that I sorely needed.
Hell, I was so determined to go, if I hadn't gone with my friend's little brother, I was actually going to take my own little brother with me. He was the "popular" one in school. Now, I'm so happy that he wasn't able to go, because it would have made for a miserable night for me.