Junior high and high school for me took place from 1973-1979, so over 30 (!) years ago, but sadly and incredibly, it seems like yesterday. Those years were so intense... so miserable...so fraught with yuck... that they still appear in my dreams even today.
Do you remember the mean girls? I wonder if every school had them. In both junior high and high school, there was a group of girls who weren't exactly bullies by today's standards, but they were mean. They would say mean things, laugh at you, intimidate you. I remember going to great lengths to avoid them. This sometimes meant avoiding the girls' bathroom altogether. Which was difficult.
Recently, one of these mean girls "friended" me on Facebook. Apparently, she doesn't remember how she behaved in junior high/high school, or if she does remember, she doesn't care. I guess she feels that time has healed whatever bad things took place between us. Or most likely, she doesn't even remember or realize what she did.
So what is she like today? It's a bit hard to tell exactly from her Facebook profile. Oddly, someone else I know (from a completely different part of my life) knows her today, and commented to me that she probably isn't the kind of person that I would befriend, but she has probably mellowed out somewhat since high school.
Interesting. And strange. Part of me still wants to be mean to her, after 30 years, and pay her back. Isn't that weird?