Most of what I remember from my senior year in high school, was girls talking about prom and dresses and limos and whatever else… for like the entire year. Seriously. It used to drive me nuts (maybe I was just bitter for not being able to wear a dress to my prom though). Anyway, my point is, hearing about prom MONTHS in advance was such a notable part of my high school life, that I consider it a personal flaw to have not really talked about it before now.
Cue popular girls. XD
Can’t help but feel bad for Emily though. You can tell she WANTS to be a part of this. But if she got pregnant in late October, what’s she going to look like by prom in late May? Will she even be able to go?
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The schools in my area don't have prom. We have graduation, which might sort of be like prom (I've never been to prom, so I wouldn't know). There's less talking about dresses until about the second half of the year (graduation is in November). And;
There's actually more talk about what happens after graduation; that is, Schoolies week (google it if you don't know what it is). I didn't do Schoolies week and all the talk about it drove me insane.
And although I went to an all-girls school; the dress-code is just formal wear. We are able to wear suits (I know at least one girl in the past did as she really didn't want to wear a dress), but almost all the girls wear dresses.
Here in New Zealand there are school balls and suchlike....they're not considered as big a deal though. I never went because a large room full of loud people and music is a special kind of hell for many autistic peeps, including myself....but I don't remember other people really making much fuss about it.
The biggest deal I can remember was the saga from another set of schools (one all-boys, one all-girls) with everyone who wasn't straight dashing around finding fake partners so they didn't have to sign the horrendous "I'm gay" forms the schools would have made them sign if they'd wanted to turn up with their *real* partners. Gotta love it when old-fashioned schools try to be progressive.
I really enjoyed my prom, even though my date was too scared to dance and it was kinda lonely. It was fun getting so dressed up and looking pretty, although I do wish I had more friends at that time. It would have made it nicer.
@LittleLynn84: I don't think we have a prom tradition in England. If I remember right, in my year at my school organised their own (which was doable for them cos most of them came from wealthy families, it being a private school - I was only able to go to the school at all cos I had a bursary AND my parents spent a lot of their savings on it cos we thought the small class sizes would mean less bullying). I didn't go though, autistic social awkwardness and all
I hear these proms are a big deal in American culture. I suppose you need to grow up with it to understand it.
I ship it.