Thursday, September 3, 2009

Stupid is as stupid does...

WRITERS WORKSHOP PROMPT:
Write about a time when you were wrongly wronged





I sat across from him in English class where we became friends. He portrayed himself as quite the Casanova, bragging of his many escapades with the ladies, and I naively laughed. “Whatever.” I thought.

I was not one of those girls who longed to be the latest conquest of a self proclaimed Player. I was good, I wanted to do right… but unfortunately, I was also an idiot. So utterly, disgustingly naïve was I that I asked this boy to a dance, becoming his “forever” girl thereafter (for a few months anyway). And surprise (and very lucky for me) he turned out to be quite the gentleman, one of the nicest boys I ever dated.

That is until Prom night rolled around and, feeling pressure from his older brother the real life Player, he took me to a hotel to “watch movies” and I so STUPIDLY followed because “I like watching movies” DUH…

This is where the story could take a turn for the worse (I’m sure my mom is sitting on the edge of her seat) only it didn’t because my gentleman beau really was a gentleman, never trying anything for real. But, feeling pressure from his older brother the real life Player who was in the next room, um… playing, he decided to put on a show of sorts. Only he didn’t tell me we were putting on a show and I, being the naïve idiot that I was, never got what was really going on.

I never put two and two together when he started to jump on the bed and make noise so that his brother would “think we were having fun”.

“Watching movies and jumping on the beds, yes this is fun.” I thought.

ARE YOU DAFT WOMAN?!!

Thus my reputation was wrongly wronged when I was portrayed (to the real life Player brother and who knows who else) as a girl who liked to go to hotels to “have fun”.

Alrighty then. I guess I really did have "stupid" written across my forehead.




17 comments:

Son Tert said...

I really enjoyed that story. Lucky for you he was a decent guy and tried to do the right thing, even though he did ruin your reputation in the process!

Life with Kaishon said...

What a great story! I am glad he really was such a nice guy : ) And I LOVE that angled dress : ) I remember when they were so cool. My Mom never bought me one, but I always hoped to have one :) Fantastically funny post!

MaryRC said...

love those pictures. i remember this story, how much it stinks that teens are so quick to spread rumors and judge. oh wait it doesnt stop after 19 does it..

4boyzmdmom said...

You're not stupid...just good. It would never occur to you to do something like that for real!

Bren's Life said...

Great pictures!!! That is too funny that you didn't know.. But I am so glad he was a good guy & didn't try anything.

That Girl said...

too funny! boys are crazy with their macho acts.

Unknown Mami said...

Because he was a gentleman that actually was a sweet story. You were naive and he was a gentleman. I'm glad he didn't make you feel pressured.

Dan said...

Great picture. I still wax nostalgic when I see empire waisted 'granny' mini skirts of my formative years.

I suspect that many a bad rep is unearned. Kids of that age are willing to gossip and rumor monger even in the face of things like facts. At lest when we get a little older, facts become a bit more important.

Jessica said...

Oh, ugh. He was too embarrassed not to do anything with his brother in the next room, and too embarrassed to actually try anything with you in the room. What a quandary he got himself into. And you know, I think there are times when it's ok to be naive. At least he didn't seriously try to take advantage of you.

And, yes. Nice dress. :)

The Crazy Coxes said...

Ooooo......I love that story! Fortunately, or unfortunately we're only stupid and 17 once. Well...sometimes we're stupid more than once.

Your pictures are awesome too!

Jessica said...

Ok I thought after I wrote and this is what I meant: I didn't mean it's ok to be naive and let someone take advantage of you (which I don't really feel that you did - you were being misled, and didn't realize it). I meant that sometimes it's better to not know what the jokes mean and not know what the talk is, and be able to claim innocence, rather than have your mind filled with smut.

Los said...

It's amazing what peer pressure can make you do ... I have some "battle-scars" from high school because of it.

Erin said...

Well at least he was a nice guy!
Rumors are so horrible....glad you survived.

Great story!!!

shortmama said...

Awww well at least he was a nice guy even if his brother wasnt!

Jessica said...

I'm going to make a bet and say that you weren't the only high school girl who was that naive! :)

Shellie said...

I'm glad that story turned out as nice as it did! I must admit I had stupid written across my forehead a few times myself.

Tara said...

Wow! I'm glad you shared this story. It could have been so much worse.