31 Things That Happen At Every High School Graduation
Somebody pass the tissues. Say another metaphor about dandelions.
In a serious and dignified manner, a teacher or principal calls this class "the finest class to ever walk these halls."
A mom gets touched when a dad cries.
An authority figure mispronounces a name.
Older women rock bright colors.
Someone makes a joke about "plastics." Parents, that movie is about a college graduate.
Some wacky graduating senior makes a non sequitur.
Every joke gets a huge laugh.
In the heat of the moment, people use awfully strong language!
A teacher uses the phrase "lifelong learner."
Someone's older sibling snorts after overhearing a teenager say, "We'll keep in touch!"
People talk a lot about dreams.
Seniors will hear about "the real world," because I guess teenagers are just making that whole "high school" thing up.
Adults walk around with their high expectations showing.
Someone gets fed up with platitudes and lays down some truth.
A speech contains a metaphor about a dandelion.
This metaphor will expand to involve wind.
Suddenly overcome by emotion, someone will have to stop talking for a moment.
A senior really isn't impressed.
Another senior is way too cool for all this pomp and circumstance.
At least three people screw the pooch on what should be a straightforward handshake.
No one can explain the rules of the tassle.
If someone doesn't trip on the way to the stage, you're doing something wrong.
Everyone with a camera tries to snap a pic of the caps in the air. All of these will come out blurry.
There will be serious group photos.
And silly group photos!
This is how the adults feel:
This is how graduates feel:
And you know what? You go, graduates. Fist pump!
Because this is EXCITING.
You did it! And the only appropriate response is this:
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