Who ARE These People?

I first signed up for Facebook back when it was in its infancy. No, I’m no Harvard grad (obviously), but I was part of that next wave when the site expanded to other private East Coast colleges, meaning that when I signed up there were roughly zero of my former high school classmates from Wisconsin on the site. In the years since, quite a few of them registered as the site expanded first to other colleges and universities around the country, and later to, well, everybody.

Why do I bring this up? Because on occasion I get curious as to who else from high school is on the site, so I take a little peek. Browsing the list of people claiming to be part of my graduating class, all I can ask is, “Who the f–– are these people?!” Yes, yes, I know that many of the ladies have married and adopted their husbands’ last names, but that’s not what I mean. I wasn’t exactly popular in high school, per se, but I at least knew who most everyone was, regardless of whether or not we were friends. Nevertheless, I have no idea who these people are. What I do know is that they definitely were not part of my graduating class.

That being the case, I just have to ask: why? Why would you claim to be part of the graduating class of some random high school in Wisconsin? I don’t know who you people are, but you were never in any of my classes or anything. Then again, as was always my response when my parents asked me why I wasn’t among those listed in the paper each semester for having a GPA of 3.7 or higher: “Umm, probably because the people on that list aren’t in any of my classes.” Are all you people among the random folks who were part of our graduation ceremony but never actually attended our school? I seem to recall people at our commencement ceremony who didn’t even go to our school and being quite confused. Whatever.


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