Thursday, May 24, 2007

Lunch

I wasn't very social in high school. I had a friend or two, but generally didn't like (or know how) to "shoot the shit" with others, especially away from the classroom. That is why in all my years at Winona Senior High (pictured below), I never once ate lunch there.

While everyone else was eating, I chose to remain in the library and do some recreational reading. I was into the Beatles then, so read a lot of books about them. I also perused through the day's newspapers and the week's magazines. Oh, how I enjoyed this quiet time. To keep my appetite in check, I usually brought along some candy. On most days, Reese's Pieces could be found in my blue Members Only (hey, it was the 80's) jacket.



Besides avoiding the cafeteria, I also refused to go to pep rallies. Typically, an announcement would be made over the intercom that a "mandatory" pep rally was to take place at, say, 2:15pm in the gymnasium. Can you believe that? A mandatory pep rally? Talk about ridiculous. Sounds like something out of "A Clockwork Orange". Well, that just wasn't my bag. So 2:15 would come and my classmates would head to the gym. I would head for the exit doors. One time, a teacher asked where I was going, that there was a pep rally about to start. I had to think fast. I told him that I just had to go to the bathroom quick. I stayed in the can for a few minutes, then when the coast was clear, left the building and headed home.

I was a real rebel...

3 comments:

the108 said...

I would have been right along with you, my friend.

Thomas said...

Thank you, Kyra. Have a wonderful weekend!

Mags said...

I didn't eat lunch at school much either....