I think high school (or junior-high) proms are an idea whose time has come and gone. That type of socializing is no longer a feature of most adults’ lives, so what’s the point of play-acting it for teenagers?
It would be much more useful (and less expensive!) for families or private organizations to hold semi-formal lunches or dinners, at which young adults could practice the manners they will need in modern business or social life.
posted on 03/11/2010 5:08:29 AM PST
I agree. The idea of the prom may be an idea whose time has come and gone. The society has changed so much and many proms have become so excessive.
posted on 03/11/2010 5:37:14 AM PST
by Anima Mundi
(The trouble with trouble is it starts out as Utopia)
You know when I was in high school way back in the good ole days, we had a Jr-Sr Banquet. The junior class raised money to pay for the seniors to go to it. Then it was the seniors turn to shine for one last time. Of course, we never had very expensive tastes way back then. I still have my evening dress from the early 1960’s. It is a beautiful dress which was worn by myself, 2 cousins, and a niece. It was on so expensive back then and cost a whole $35. We did not have to have dates. It was just a way to say farewell to our high school years. We all had a blast talking to each other and the teachers who came.
Nowadays, kids have to have formals costing hundreds of dollars, fancy meals before and after, and of course the fancy cars to get them there. I think we had a much better time than these kids today. Each tries to outdo the other girl and frankly, it has gotten rediculous.
posted on 03/11/2010 2:20:10 PM PST
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