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A Jock or Cheerleader 27 12.98%
Band Member 22 10.58%
Geek 50 24.04%
Class Clown 17 8.17%
Burn-out / Freak / Druggie 14 6.73%
Invisible 77 37.02%
Goat Roper 0 0%
Dropped Out 1 0.48%
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Old 05-01-2007, 04:46 PM   #41
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For young folks you would have to include Goths and Skaters.
Based on my experience with my son's friends, the skaters are todays heads/freaks/burnout group. Watch Dogtown and Z-Boys if you want to know what I mean.
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Re: Poll: What were you in school?
Old 05-01-2007, 04:53 PM   #42
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Either that, or they are the worst investors on the planet.
Hey, you gotta actually make a buck before you can invest it...

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Old 05-01-2007, 05:35 PM   #43
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Band member; marching, concert, stage band, orchestra, choir band, special events, etc.

French club (30 girls..2 guys..need I say more?)

Not a jock.
Not a geek.

Popular but not part of the "in crowd".

Could drink just about anybody under the table. Was the designated driver after a night on the town (well, sneaked drinks from a friends dad's bar or the local bootlegger). 8)
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None of the above. I was a "troll" -- Caltech slang for someone who studies too much.
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I was part of the in crowd .
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Hehe Goat roper. Learn something new everyday...
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Old 05-02-2007, 09:32 AM   #47
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I was very invisible. I have run into several people I went to high school with, but only one remembered me. I worked closely with a woman I sat next to in Algebra, but she didn't remember me at all. Even a year later when I left the job she didn't remember me from school.

Part of the issue was, in middle school, I was routinely berated/chastised/yelled at and called stupid because I would bring home a report card with a C on it, even though I managed to still maintain a 3.2 GPA. By the time I was in high school I had given up on school. I didn't try and never did homework, but still managed to graduate with a 2.9 GPA. I would go to class sit in the back of the room and keep to myself. The only complaint I ever had from teachers was that I didn't try.
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I was a Cheerleader-Nerd, if you can believe it. I was part of the in-crowd, but felt 'out' 'cause I've never been a joiner. I liked all the 'strays'... I dated Jock-Nerds.

Was active in student government, made the honor rolls, loved to study, was good at art and languages and wanted to be a corporate librarian or a museum curator on the east coast. Had absolutely no career or college guidance whatsoever.

Went to college, partied hearty, studied even heartier, got distracted and moved to California. Went to college there too. Got distracted and married Billy. Had a fulfilling career, got distracted and retired at age 38. 8) I sort of rolled with the punches and made use of my hunches like Jimmy Buffett's song Cowboy in the Jungle.

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Old 05-03-2007, 11:37 PM   #49
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I was invisible in HS.

inside I was saying "yeah, I'm not cool now, but wait..... I'll be cool, someday". My someday did arrive. After college, got a good job, I bought a nice house at 24. Amazing how, having a nice house changes things. Quite a difference really between being 17 and being 24 with a nice house. The object, of course, is girls. Girls at 17 are different than girls at 22. Getting a good job, with a good future really DOES change things.

Can't complain. Inequities seem to even out over the long run.
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Old 05-07-2007, 11:39 PM   #50
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Jock: I lettered in 3 sports. Spent most of my days in the gym. Got away with almost anything. Dated cheerleaders. And was the kid that moms oohed and aahed about.

Burn-out / Freak / Druggie: Did my share of experimentation. Had friends in rock bands. Fake ID's allowed us access to clubs on Sunset Strip. Dated druggies. And was the kid that moms oohed and aahed about.

Drop out: Spent sophmore year playing backgammon. Spent junior year playing poker. Spent senior year playing hookie. "Graduated" with a GPA below mandated requirements...see Jock. And was the kid that moms oohed and aahed about.


Class clown: ...well you get the picture. And was the kid that moms oohed and aahed about.


Somehow all of that prepared me for 2 undergraduate degrees, a masters degree, and a captain of industry...go figure? Oh yea...moms still ooh and aah only for different reasons now



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