23 Sep

I’ve just been to a reunion I suppose you would call it. With people I haven’t seen for nearly twenty years.

What do people mean when they say you haven’t changed a bit?


11 Responses to “reunion”

  1. Mikhela September 23, 2007 at 5:24 pm #

    ‘You always looked slightly exhausted with bad dress sense and overdue for a haircut,’is what it would mean if they said it to me.

  2. river September 23, 2007 at 6:09 pm #

    It means they’ve recognised you without having to first glance at your name tag, so something about you has obviously stuck in their memory, voice hair colour or style, stance, laugh. It’s nice to be remembered.

  3. ThirdCat September 23, 2007 at 8:37 pm #

    Well, there were only seven of us, river. So we didn’t really need name tags.

  4. blackbird September 23, 2007 at 9:15 pm #

    I think it means they really liked you and still do – or they couldn’t tolerate you then and can’t now…

    Said of me, it would be the latter.

  5. drew September 24, 2007 at 9:49 am #

    It means they’re wheeling out the reunion clichés because, y’know, what do you say to someone after 20 years?

  6. elsewhere September 24, 2007 at 9:52 am #

    I think, like what river said. But I’d be worried that it meant something like, ‘you’re still as daggy / immature as ever’ or (more positively) you haven’t aged much.

  7. fifi September 24, 2007 at 3:41 pm #

    In my case, it was “your voice is the same”.

    Which means my visage has shrivelled horribly beyond all recognition.


  8. Meggie September 25, 2007 at 6:26 am #

    In my case it might mean they recognised my voice. I am sure nothing else about me is the same after 20 years.

  9. ThirdCat September 25, 2007 at 2:08 pm #

    Yes, one of them did say ‘oh, I remember your laugh’.

  10. Mummy Crit September 25, 2007 at 7:17 pm #

    Yikes! I have a reunion coming up later this year. I’m only a little bit worried by your post. Actually, the people who matter to me, I have kept in touch with. Including the dead one. You know, we’re the same age 3C…

  11. Stomper Girl September 25, 2007 at 10:01 pm #

    Here’s hoping they think you’re aging well. It’d be about the hair for me.

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