My 10 year high school reunion is next year. Most people could care less about these things but I was actually looking forward to going to mine. I have moved away from the town I went to high school in and moved back to where I grew up. My parents did the same. I have no family that lives in that town. It is a few hours away from where I live. I found out the other day that the group that plans the reunion was looking to have our 10 year on Thanksgiving Eve possibly. They want to do a happy hour/drink thing.
Now...I have so many reasons that this does not work for me. Most reunions are in the summer around here. It seems that this "group" of friends gets together every year on Thanksgiving Eve so they just wanted to go ahead and make it our reunion as well. For someone like my self who no longer even lives in the state, will not be near there for Thanksgiving, why would I travel there and spend my Thanksgiving with people who are not my family? My graduating class, as I recall was more than 20-30 people. Also to have a drink/happy hour/party on the night before Thanksgiving is not that realistic for people with families, people who are traveling for Thanksgiving and for those who have to make a Thanksgiving dinner.
I shouldn't be as upset about this as I am.....but I am pretty ticked off about this. I feel like this group is just looking to make this reunion as easy for them as possible.. They don't live there, they just come home for holidays so let's make it when it is more convenient for them. They are not planning anything special.
I believe at this point, even if it was switched to the summer, I would not go. I feel like they are not trying to plan a nice reunion. They are not putting any time or effort in it. They want to have it at a restaurant where hardly anyone can fit into and its one of their families restaurants. If I wanna see my friends I went to school with, I will call them.