Tuesday, April 21, 2009

You look different

Plenty of people dread their class reunions. There's just something about the notion of going back to see a whole bunch of people that you spent years and years with, knowing that you didn't really have much in common then and that you might have even less in common now. Sure, it can be interesting to see how people have grown, and learn which ones really did exactly what everyone expected they would, but that's kind of what Facebook is for, isn't it?

Anyway, because of that reluctance, many people won't go to a reunion, or at least won't go until they have something they can brag about. One woman took that avoidance an extra step and decided to send someone else in her place. That someone else? A stripper.

Admittedly, the stripper was sent partially as a prank. The other piece to the puzzle? The entire thing was also being filmed for a documentary. In fact, the other alumni knew that there was a documentary being shot, but not the one that they were aware of. After all, it's kind of difficult to hide that much equipment.

It helped that the woman being impersonated had a good back-up story that could have led to the differing appearance. Without that story, there would have been much more reliance on the idea of cosmetic surgery for surgery's sake (admittedly, not a huge stretch for someone who's trying to get her former classmates to think she's become a stripper). And, for the most part, people either didn't seem to notice the difference, or didn't care.

In fact, we're going to take that to heart. For our next class reunion, we're totally sending Metallica. Nobody will believe it isn't us.

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