Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Yuppers, I went to my junior and senior proms. I also went with a couple of older guy friends to their proms, too. So, let me regale you with two of my prom stories (names have been changed to protect the innocent, haha).

Prom #1--I was a sophomore. He was a senior. We were friends, though I think he wanted to be more. He asked me to prom, as friends, and I agreed (duh, of course--we're talking PROM!). The night went nicely--he paid for everything, and the dance itself was a lot of fun.

When it was time to take me home, he escorted me up to my apartment. He asked me if he could have a kiss, and I said I wasn't comfortable with that. So he asked if he could get a hug, instead. Absolutely--I agreed and leaned in. Well, he decided to steal a kiss, anyway.

SLAP! I smacked him right across the face for getting fresh and stomped inside (I found out later my mom was lying on the couch and heard the whole incident--she was ecstatic at how I handled it, LOL).

The guy called me the next day apologizing, but our friendship wasn't the same after that. To be fair, though, he truly felt bad for what he did. I think he was even crying about it.

Prom #2--It was my senior year, and I was taking one of my friends from church. Very nice guy. To be honest, I had a bit of a crush on him. However, we were totally going as friends, so I certainly wasn't going to make it out to be anything more than that. Because I wanted to look my best, though, I had my dress hand-made (I have pictures at home, but they're not scanned in--if I get time, I'll edit this post to add them in).

Just mere days before prom, the guy lets me know that he now has a girlfriend--who happens to be one of my good friends, too. D'OH!

Because it's T-minus days here, there's no way for me to get a replacement I eat a nice, big old slice of humble pie and call her up, asking if I can still take her boyfriend as my non-date date. She graciously agrees, but the whole night, I'm paranoid of doing or saying anything that could be construed as me flirting with him inappropriately. Ah, good times.

All in all, not the worst stories ever, but they weren't the best, either. LOL.

So, what about you--any interesting/bad prom date stories? Dish it up, yo!


  1. Great post, Rhonda.

    I didn't get to go a prom of my own, but I did go with a guy to his. Talk about a disaster waiting to happen.

    It was me, him his friend going. To make a long disaster short: I danced with said friend (who didn't have a date. It was his prom, too, damnit and I danced with him ONE time, so he had at least one dance with someone, you know?). Anyway, dude I went with paced the entire time and had this big ole attitude. Ticked me right off.

    Story gets better (er, worse?) but we'll have that for another time. I didn't slap him, but I so wanted to. >:|

    Thanks for the great post (and the bad, bad memories you evil woman!)

  2. Lanie--awwwwww man, that's sucky!! I'd love to hear more abut the story, because I'm totally nosy. haha

  3. It's very brave of you to share, Rhonda. And good to know you've slapped a boy or two in your time. Every girl should have that experience. LOL

  4. I didn't go to any of my proms.

    No girl in my high school would have agreed to be my date.

  5. I can't believe you slapped him for being fresh! That just cracks me up.

  6. Dude, I was such a prissy thing. hahaha. Isn't that straight out of a movie?!?!

  7. I want to see the picture of the dress!

  8. aw. That would've sucked--going to prom with your friend's boyfriend. Poor teenage you. LOL

    I had actually asked a boy to go with me but he had asked someone else that morning. I was so upset. But my friend asked me to go with him, so I did. It was fun, but since I didn't have a crush on him, it wasn't as fun as I'd always dreamed it would be

  9. Mel, unless you're actually dating the guy, I honestly don't think prom's all it's cracked up to be. Which is weird, when you think of it, because it's basically an excuse to get dressed up and have fun with your friends. And what's not fun about that?

    But the whole prom industry makes such a big deal about it, that we're led to believe it's this magical wonderful life-changing experience. The "best time of our lives," blah blah blah. And you know what? College kicks high school butt really any day of the week.

    That's not to say I didn't have fun at prom. I did. But I honestly don't think it's as big of a deal as it's made out to be. But try telling that to teengers. (Wow, I sound like an old fogie.)

  10. OOoh! You slapped that boy? NICE!