There’s something about being home for the holidays that is kind of like taking mind-altering drugs. You stuff yourself without about 10,000 calories worth of turkey, but are still hungry enough to sneak thirds from the fridge for a midnight snack. Or, perhaps you find yourself playing pirates in a game with your baby cousin…and being way too in it.
And then, there are holiday hook-ups. Be it an ex-boyfriend that you (cough, tequila!) decided to rekindle, er, sleep with, or a random from your high school who you drunkenly played tonsil hockey with, things can get WEIRD. Here’s one Staffer’s Thanksgiving Eve awkwardness. Share yours.
“I’d been away from my hometown for a long while, so when I got back into town on Thanksgiving Eve I hit a local bar with my friend. We saw a ton of guys we’d gone to high school with who we hadn’t seen in years, and after a few too many shots/Long Island Iced Teas I struck up a convo with a guy I’d sort of known in h.s.
In high school, I knew that he’d gone out with this one girl and I thought they were still together, so I asked him about 1000 times about her. He denied they were still an item, so I continued my flirting. Our convo eventually lead to him walking me home…which of course, equaled us making out for a little bit. We never exchanged numbers and I didn’t think much of it even though my friends really teased me about it.
A few months later, I was back home again and getting some late-night food from the local diner, when I was approached by a girl I’d gone to high school with—the same girl that the kid I’d exchanged spit with had dated back in the day. Apparently, these two high-school sweethearts had been going out when I’d made out with the guy and she was really upset about it, which she made known by screaming at me for RUINING HER RELATIONSHIP while I was trying to enjoy my hash browns. I told her to blame the guy because he’d denied that they were dating on several occasions. Eventually one of her friends had to take her (still screaming) out of the diner. Awkward.
Moral of the story? While hooking up with someone from your hometown can be funny or something like that, if you’ve left Dodge there’s probably a good reason for it. Sometimes high-school drama just stays high-school drama no matter how many years have passed since you’ve thrown your cap. Case in point: People like the guy I made out with and his ‘girlfriend’!”
GIRL TALK TIME: Have you ever had an awkward holiday hook-up? What happened? Share now (your secret’s safe with us)!