22 Awkward Moments from High School Reunions That Are a Master Class in Second-Hand Cringe

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22 Awkward Moments from High School Reunions That Are a Master Class in Second-Hand Cringe

High school reunions are one of the few places it’s perfectly acceptable to be nosy. But attending just to hear gossip and see what everyone’s up to can sometimes be more trouble than it’s worth. Imagine one of your former classmates grabbing the microphone, giving a little speech about bullying and then singing “Let It Go” from Frozen

In that vein, Redditors have flipped through their yearbooks and pointed out who made their reunion weird, and we really wanna know what happened to the guy who may or may not be dead.

jobrody . 6 6y The lighting was dim, we were old, and some nitwit decided to let people scrawl their own name tags which then hung on lanyards at crotch level. Nobody could hear anything over the snot-nose DJ blasting Eye of the Tiger and trying to figure out who you were talking to was pretty awkward. ... 955

honey579badger . 6 6y When i was like 6 i went to my dad small town 30(?) yr reunion. His ex fiancé (not my mom) was dressed in her prom dress. And kept talking to me saying she should have been my mommy. Even then i knew that was weird. Keep your crazy in lady ... 1.4k

smanbot . 6y When my lady teacher came up to me, kissed me on the cheek and told me she loved me. She was very drunk. I felt very awkward.

PulsingCatButt . Gy Not my high school reunion but my mother's. She walked in and was saying hi to a few of the women when one of them dragged their husband over. In a very loud voice she said You remember PulsingCatButt's Mom, her brother was the one that fired you last month! My mom ended up avoiding them the rest of the night. ... 480

 6y Nothing. And by nothing, I mean the awkward feeling at being one of the twelve who showed up. ... 689

clethusancta . . 6y Happened to, not witnessed. I walked right past the guy I dated for two and a half years. He'd gained so much weight I didn't recognize him. ... 312

greenVneck.6y Two of our classmates passed away before our five year reunion. One of the girls organizing the event thought it would be a good idea to make cardboard cutouts of their faces, as if they were truly still here with us. The worst part was that people got drunk and started toting them around, taking pictures with them. It was fucked up. ... 1k

badideas1 . 6y A guy from our class passed away from cancer shortly before our 20th reunion. Не was never super popular but was pretty well known across our class. During the awards/ speech section of the night, the lady (our class president, I think) was trying to get the crowd to settle down for a moment of silence. You could tell it meant a lot to her as she started getting heated. The crowd started shushing one another, and it got just quiet enough to hear somebody say 'geez, did somebody die or something?' ... 7.4k

jacksake1 . 6y Not me but my BIL's highschool reunion. A guy that was severely bullied in highschool started a Facebook group to get the ball rolling on planning a highschool reunion, he planned the venue, food, drinks and asked everyone pay a ticket price to cover it all. Не organised the money go into a provided bank account, received 200+ peoples HS reunion dollarydoos and fucked off. Never to be heard of again. Ive never laughed so hard in my life. ... 1.9k

 . 6y At our 15th they asked, then gave out prizes for the person who'd traveled the farthest to attend, traveled the least far to attend, had the newest car, the oldest car, the youngest child... The look on the MC's face when he realized what asking for the oldest child would mean... ... 1.2k

otterdisaster 6y At my 10th (year) HS reunion, a guy I hated and who hated me showed up and came directly toward me. Not saying anything at all to me he then engaged the person standing right next to me on my left. Не proceeded to move around the room talking to literally everyone there (only 33 people in my class), and stopping with the person on my right. Didn't so much as acknowledge my existence the whole rest of the day. It was super weird at the time, but many years later it was the most memorable thing that

 6y Haven't had a high school reunion yet, but here's a fun one from my Mom's third reunion. She went with my dad back to her hometown for the reunion. My dad grew up in a different place, so he didn't know anybody there. Bored out of his mind, he decided to have some fun and found a way to discreetly ask someone who the biggest juvenile deliquent, troublemaker was in their graduating class. Let's call him... Albert Davis. So, my dad went to the nametag table and found Albert Davis's nametag. Не put it on and went around

feralturtles . . 6y Someone made a speech along the lines of, ...to all of those that felt picked on or bullied, I have something to say to you. She then started to singLet it go from Frozen. ... 4.8k

Doc-in-a-box e 6y I went with my wife to her reunion. I may have had one or three before arriving, and when I got there I remembered hearing a story of a guy who was my wife's 3rd grade boyfriend. Later in life he had a rough time of things-- drugs, alcohol, run-ins with the law, etc. As a joke, I wrote his name on my name badge and went about my business. Not long after, a rather strong and stocky woman turned around, looked at me, then at my name tag. When she saw the name she looked up

FakeNewsLiveUpdate . 6 6y I was there with a guy friend when he saw his ex. They approached each other - him going in for a hug and her extending her hand to shake. When they each realized what the other was doing, she put her arms out for a hug, and he extended his hand to shake. By the time they touched, it was just a jumble of hands and arms weirdly touching each other. Не started by saying, Sooooo...how have you been? just said, Uhhh, excuse me... and got the hell away from them. ... 3.5k

youseeit 6y A kid in my class (1982) was hit by a car during our junior year and wound up in a persistent vegetative state. We had heard bits and pieces of information about him in the years after, but none of it sounded reliable. Не was dead; he was still in a coma; he had come out of it; he was normal; he had become a born-again Christian; he lived at home and couldn't do anything for himself; you name it, we had heard it. Every reunion, there's still misinformation being passed around about the guy. In our 10-year

Gonzostewie . . 6y I play in a band. We got booked by a restaurant for some class reunion. I show up to set up for the gig & it's my fucking class. I wasn't even invited. ... 14.6k

JustaReverseFridge. . 6y My friend said her cousin's high school reunion was really awkward because this guy ran up and kissed his high school girlfriend without her asking and then got in a fist fight with her husband, did not turn out well from what I hear. ... 2.2k

mookat84 . 6y At my 10 year reunion one of the good looking, but not very bright guys from my class argued wth me that we had had sex in HS. After 10 mins of me trying to explain to him that we had never had sex, I realized that he was thinking of my friend's sister, not me. Не then was like, well we can fix that. I declined and left. Не went 10 years not knowing who he had sex with, I'm not touching that with someone elses vag, much less me own. ... 263

merkmill . 6y My mom's 35th high school reunion was at a bar that I frequent quite a bit... I walked in with my mom and went up to a bartender that I know to order a drink for my mom and I. Не looked up at my mother and I and immediately got super shy and weird and then said, YOURE THE DAUGHTER OF (my mom's name)??? Apparently he had a huge crush on my mom in high school and my uncle beat the shit out of him because he creeped my mom out. Very awkward indeed. ... 2.2k

finnigan70 . 6y Went to wife's reunion. Introduced myself as George. George Michael. I was only there three weeks. I was bullied so I left but --- invited me. Some people actually bought the story. ... 262

 . 6y I heard that a classmate set the venue on fire. Glad I didn't go. ... 412

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