My Greatest Enemy is My Inner Me

This blog will tell the story of an up-and-coming young black man in his 20's

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Flashback Mack: Senior Prom

Hello All, Sorry to have been away. To be honest, I haven't looked at neither my blog nor anyone else's blog since last Friday. The last I remember, hmm.......Dynasty was worried about someone having the key to her hotel room, Nsane Nika had a job that she hasn't told us about yet, Missy is having car problems, Zed was trying to moisturize his situation, and T-Cas gave a meme that I was thinking about doing......I'm willing to bet a lot has been going on since then, so I have plenty of blog reading to catch up on. I shall be by your blog sometime today.

My life hasn't had anything blog worthy to talk about, so let's go in the time machine.......................................

2007 is right around the corner. Hard to believe its been nearly 10 years since I graduated high school. I was talking to my cousin Smooth yesterday, who graduated high school in 1996. I asked him was he going to his 10 year reunion, and he said probably not, due to the fact that he really didn't have any friends from his high school. Well, seeing that I probably had 0 friends from my high school, I shouldn't go either. Let me explain.

At the start of my senior year, I moved from Chicago to Rockford. Still to this day, it is the one decision that I wish I could have back in my life. In actuality, my life is probably better off for moving, but I still would have liked to have graduated from the school that I started out at. I never made any friends at my new high school. That being said, I'm definitely looking forward to the 10 year reunion that my school will have some time next year.

Why, you ask?

Remember that one episode of Martin where he went to his 10 year reunion and wanted to pay back all of the people that wronged him from back in day ("Pretty Ricky is what they called him...." LOL), well part of me wants to do the same. Not necessarily as payback, but just to see a few people that laughed at my expense due to my gaffe at Senior Prom.

One of the people that I would love to see is Sharon. A beautiful girl who I asked to take to prom. She agreed. Over the next month or so, we talked on the phone a few times, I even tried to set up a date but it never materialized. I seemed to always be the one who would initiate the phone conversation, and every time we talked it was either short or "she was never home". One day to my surprise, I get home and I check the messages.

"Rob, this is Sharon. Give me call when you get a chance"

So of course, I'm on 10, thinking that Sharon is finally coming around on me.
I call her back, trying to make my 17 year old voice sound as cool as I could be, only for her to tell me
"I just wanted to tell you that I don't think we should go to prom together. You're just not my type".

Feelings hurt but trying to still be cool, I say "Ok, that's fine I understand. Who would you be going with then?"


Now, although I was a baby Mack, I wasn't stupid, and I would see Terrell always at her locker while I was courting her. I even asked Terrell if he was trying to date Sharon, and he vehemently told me no. But what a coincidence that they're going to prom together, right?

Apparently I wasn't thuggish enough for her. I ran into this problem with a few girls that I tried to date back from high school and early on in my 20's. Back in the "trying to find myself" days and part of why "My Inner Me" can be my Enemy at times was because I would try to act a certain way to appease some chick. I would be afraid to show the fact that I was a goofy kid that enjoyed sports and Sega Genesis. That's why I tell my little brother from my father's side, who just turned 13 and is starting to like girls to be himself and never compromise who is he for anyone.

Terrell was a ghetto cat that didn't do much in school. In fact, I'm trying really hard to remember if he was at the graduation. I don't think he was. Sharon already had a baby and I'm willing to bet that she has had a few more. A match made in heaven, huh?

Once word got around that Sharon dumped me, a girl named Tabitha who was a junior told me that she would go to prom with me. I had no attraction to Tabitha at all. But she was a very popular girl with the Seniors and seeing that she could not go unless she went with a senior, she decided to ask me. I really didn't want to go with her. But all of the associates (notice the wording) said that I should take her, so I agreed to be with the "in crowd". Fucking Ridiculous. I'm actually pissed off yall as I type this even though this happened nearly 10 year ago.

At the same time, or maybe a few weeks later, I began to court another girl named Toria. She was quiet, sort of aloof, did not hang with the "in crowd", and she arguably had the best body that an 18 year old girl could possess. Man her ass was *tremendous* a matter of fact, remember my "One that Got Away" story where in the comments section I alluded to a time in high school that I was kinda close to hitting a chick, had her bra off and I believe she started to take her panties off??? I went to my room to get a condom and I came back and she changed her mind because we had just started "talking" and didn't quite know each other? Well I was referring to Toria.

I liked Toria a lot. But, her reputation in school was not favorable. This girl that I consider a quasi friend even said that Toria was trashy. I listened and cooled off on Toria. Fucking Ridiculous, part 2. Toria asked me if we could go to prom, and I told her no because I already said I would go Tabitha. Now conventional wisdom says if I'm feeling Toria, dump Tabitha and have a great time with Toria right? Well, seeing that Sharon dumped me about a month back and I didn't want to do the same to Tabitha, as well as the fact that I would have fell out of favor with the "in crowd" because I shunned the popular chick for a so called "trashy" chick, I decided to go to prom with Tabitha. Fucking Ridiculous, part 3.

Prom day is here, and I'm looking great. Nice white suit, along with navy blue on the inside to match Tabitha's dress. Before I leave my crib, I make sure I have everything - camera, corsage, condoms (hey I wasn't feeling Tabitha like that but I was for all intents and purposes still a virgin and I wasn't turning down no ass) - and I head on to pick up Tab.

At dinner, I'm hanging out with Tab and the "In crowd", which is bunch of fucks that I didn't care too much to be around. These were not my people. Anyways, at the end of the dinner when it's time to pay - here's the point of today's entry - I begin to look for my wallet.

Oh Shit!

All of this primping and preening in front of the mirror and making sure I had everything and my young dumb ass left my wallet at home. I was so embarrassed. I had 5 dollars in my pocket. I told Tabitha about the situation, but luckily she had some money with her. After dinner, I immediately went home, retrieved my wallet, and gave Tab her money back. But, at the prom, the "in-crowd" began to tell everyone that I came to dinner with no money and made Tab pay for everything, and I tried to put out the flames by telling people one by one that I paid her back immediately, but soon it began to turn into urban legend and it quickly got around the entire school. That following Monday, I got back to school and I was the joke of the school. People were hooting and hollering at me, calling me "5 bucks". Even teachers heard about it. I wanted to crawl up in a corner and never be seen again. Fortunately, graduation was just a few weeks away so I didn't have to worry about this for too much longer.

So to recap:

* I was dumped.
* I went to prom with a chick that I had NO attraction to.
*I could've went with a chick that I liked and I could have probably hit, but I wanted to be with the "In Crowd".
* The same "In Crowd" that told everyone that I had no money and made my date pay.

So you all don't think I don't have a 10 year chip on my shoulder and I'm eager to see what these people are doing?

Think Again.

Thanks for Reading,

Robert Mack


Blogger DivineLavender said...

Mack...brotha I am very familiar with the Rockford high school scene. I went to Gilford for a bit of time....note bit of time. Rockford and most people in that "throw back" city are lame. Don't even bother. You know half of the chicks have kids...and the other half all want a thug that will spend money on them. Talk about some chickheads ....even the grown ass ones. You know you need to leave a town where women in their 40's are STILL wearing Jerry Curl...

Letting Their Soul GLOOOOWWW!

Thu Oct 05, 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Smooth said...

"Fucking Ridiculous" LMAO. Dude I don't think you ever gave me that full story. Oh well just another thing we have in common effed up Proms

Thu Oct 05, 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous MzNewAgenda said...

I thought I was the only one with a prom horror story. *shiver* All to be 'popular' *barf*

Thu Oct 05, 02:16:00 PM  
Blogger Paula D. said...

Mack....this is hilarious!!!! Hell, I could write about my busted prom experience as well. Let's just say it involved a shady boyfriend, no tux & me driving my mama's minivan.

I'm still laughing at the 'fucking ridiculous'!!!!!!!!

Thu Oct 05, 02:46:00 PM  
Blogger Mr.Slish said...

So you dumped sure pussy to get with please the crowd pussy and still got no pussy. Sounds like a page out of Young Slishy's DON'T DO NO DUMB SHIT handbook..lmaof..Its okay I didn't read it either...

Thu Oct 05, 03:51:00 PM  
Blogger SynSational said...

Ahh...prom memories...LOL....everyone has them. I'll have to share mine with you one day.

Thu Oct 05, 04:19:00 PM  
Blogger 1969 said...

Whew....that was just sad. Plain and simple. Poor Mack, all traumatized. I say you get fly and walk into that reunion with the full Mack swagger on and watch the Chickenheads come flocking!

Thu Oct 05, 04:35:00 PM  
Blogger T. Cas said...

Ricky Fontaine... Pretty Ricky what they called him. Fucking Hilarious!!!

I never was part of the in crowd (until blogger) so I can't relate to that, but I sure can relate to making some effed up dating decisions. I didn't even go to my prom, but I did go to another schools prom.

Thu Oct 05, 06:25:00 PM  
Blogger Nika Laqui said...


I feel you 5 bucks...thats boguish....

I am the same way about highschool reunions, I didn't hang out with yall then, why would I hang out with yall now?

BTW, I didn't go to prom for the same reasons, I didn't want to be around all them bougie bitches, spending all my bread to hang with them...

THINK AGAIN, you can catch me on the block...*lol*

Thu Oct 05, 07:21:00 PM  
Blogger Tenacious said...

LOL...OMG that was funny. *wipes tears* Too funny...I had a pretty decent prom considering I went with my gay best friend.

Oh yeah I answered ur question. check the blog and I picked DARE

Thu Oct 05, 11:46:00 PM  
Blogger The Mistress said...

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Fri Oct 06, 02:37:00 AM  
Blogger The Mistress said...

You forgot to add in your recap that you didn't get any pussy.

Sorry couldn't resist. ;-)

Anyway, you were a virgin?! HOW CUTE! I woulda put out for ya Rob! LOL!

It's too bad you had such a shitty experience, IF ONLY THOSE BITCHES COULD SEE YOU NOW BABY~!

Fri Oct 06, 02:38:00 AM  
Blogger Miz JJ said...

I recently had my ten year reunion. Thankfully I live on the other side of the country because if I had to see those losers ever again I would want to hurt someone. I don't blame for still being bitter.

Fri Oct 06, 08:35:00 AM  
Blogger *snake*bite* said...

It's Payback time!!!
Damn that sounds awful - i had a bad school time aswell i may go into it soon. But as we don't do proms in england i cant top that babe - but along the lines of some others - sorry to hear that after chasin the popular ass for some prim puss u still didn't get any - well i suppose u were like u said a baby mack!!!
x x x x

Fri Oct 06, 08:37:00 AM  
Blogger Dynasty said...


I must admit that I would have thought your ass was broke and trying to pull a fast one, too. Hell, I'd believe that today if you pulled that on me...LOL!

Fri Oct 06, 10:47:00 AM  
Blogger Robert L. Mack said...

I graduated from Guilford in 97. When did you go? We probably know the same people then... Yeah I'm not a fan of that city...I love my fam that stays up there, but ever since I moved back to Chicago at the end of 99 I've probably only been back like 15-20 times since, even though its only 90 miles away...
Yes youre right, a lot of chicks at Guilford already had kids, I was like wow....

Yeah I never told the story because I was lil embarrassed about it, but time heals wounds I guess...Remember when the NP's were talking and I think J-Mack talked about his bad prom and I sorta talked about mine too....

A lot of us do....see...
That's why I loved your blog about how you wish you could tell your younger self that you didnt have to some of that stuff to impress people that you wont even remember in 10 years....but eh what did Craig say, "Peer Pressure is a mutha...."

You wrote about your prom a while back, and I said one day I was going to write about everyone, you can thank Paula D. for inspiring me to write about this.

Yeah I effed it up...See I needed like a big brother type of cat to help me thru the ropes but I didn't have on at the time.....or I wish that the relationship that me and my father have now could have been back then and I would have probably been set father was too busy chasin skirts as well...LOL...I love my pops now though....

Umm yes please write now....I told you I need some juice.

Yeah it was messed up...I had some cousins that were 3 years younger than me and I was going to go to their prom and make up for my bad prom..but I moved back to Chicago by that time...
This chick that I went to HS with seen me a few years back and she was very interested in me....but I was trying to get back with Hazel Eyes....

You got me on Martin reference huh? LOL...
Yeah I was never in the In Crowd either, and the rockford in crowd was fucking lame anyway, now that i think about it 10 years what I told 1969 about trying to go to another prom...Yeah youre definately in the blogger in crowd....I hope to have a following like yours one day...

In crowd in high school is fucking you can see I have a strong opinion on that huh? Sometimes I hate being a loner, but other times I embrace. Fuck it I'm a one man army...

Tenacious friend huh? did you find out before or after?

Tell me about it...You would have gave me some huh? Yeah seeing I was a pretty much a virgin I probably would have bussed real quick and I would have been on your "bad" list that you did a few weeks ago...hmm....

Miz JJ
Damn You sound just like me!!

Hey you.....I wasnt even chasin popular ass....I just took the popular chick because everybody said I young and so dumb....

I'm glad you're laughing at my expense...LOL...
What made me mad was that Tab didn't do much to tell people that I paid her back immediately...and once it got around school, I just said eff it, you're going to believe what you want.
If people ask, I'll tell most of them them I graduated from Von Steuben in Chicago...I try to block out most of my senior year

Fri Oct 06, 01:25:00 PM  
Blogger Organized Noise said...

I was all excited about going to my reunion this year. They started sending out e-mails in January, then as it got closer, the e-mails stopped. We didn't even have the damn thing. Everyone is pissed off about it.

Don't worry, Rob. My prom story was the same thing. I had no money at all. My date (who didn't even go to our school) paid for everything.

Sat Oct 07, 07:44:00 AM  
Blogger Nika Laqui said...

Von STUPID(Stueben)....*lol*
Thats what they call it out West....

Sat Oct 07, 01:11:00 PM  
Blogger Curlycurvynervy said...

Going to reunion to show dem fools is the reason folks attend reunions at all...LOL Show 'em up!

Sat Oct 07, 07:17:00 PM  
Blogger *snake*bite* said...

As venom once said - Young, Dumb and Full of Cum - Nice to hear from u - i wrote on mine the other day as i haven't been round for a while - hope ur good with everything else tho.
x x x x x
x x x x x

Mon Oct 09, 05:59:00 AM  
Blogger Robert L. Mack said...

A lot of people had bad proms....I'm going to try my hardest to make sure that my lil brothers dont go thru it.

Yeah even people that went to the school called it that....

I'm talking all of this shit, I need to make sure that we're having one. LOL..

Yeah where the hell have you been? I'm taking you off of my list....Just kidding...maybe...

Mon Oct 09, 08:32:00 AM  
Blogger thee modern isis said...

My prom wasn't really bad and it wasn't great but I had my stories. Prom was ok, did my thing, took off my heels and got my dance on.

On the way to afterprom, my boyfriend's car broke down and he had to push it to the side, call his dad and get his mother's minivan. lol.. I was so embarrased.

Afterprom was a bust. It was boring and people were sleep in the corner and at Cedar Point it rained all day so we didn't even go.

lol my cousin's prom was the WORST. Her date stood her up and showed up 4 hours late. We got a friend of the fam to take her to prom. Her (real) date showed up and tried to get in and couldn't. He snuck in and tried to fight my cousin AND her (new) date and my uncle's went on a "whoop-ass" spree and was hunting for ol' dude like Kunte. HI-FUCKIN-LARIOUS!

Btw, saw your comment on my page and I agree with you Mr. Mack.

Mon Oct 09, 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Tiger said...

Wow did the whole family have a bad prom. I didn't get my prom date untill 3 days before prom. LOL LOL.

Tue Oct 10, 10:21:00 AM  

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