today was the friday before prom for my school, and for many years niow we've had grim reaper day the day before prom.
a select group of seniors are selected to be "dead" for the day, the number represeants that number of kids killed every year in car accidents over prom and graduation.
each student thats chosen is given a black t-shirt that says "Grim Reaper" on the front, and has a message about not drinking during prom on the back. the students recieve the t-shirt during one of their 7 periods throughout the day. from the moment you put on your tishirt you are dead to everyone. you can not speak or communicate with anyone throught the remainder of the day.
then finally 5 minutes before the releasing bell all the dead kids join in the main foier and we all stand in static positions with emotionless faces. when the bell ruings we remain still until all the other kids have left, you are not to move for anyone, you are not to talk to anyone, you just stand there.
it's very spooky, keeping from talking all day is tough too. kids were tapping me on the back in the hall, trying to get me to smile, and woodshop was the worst of all. i knew it would be, but i didn't speak. i did end up with 2 titty twisters, some paoper balls thrown at me, kids calling me names, you know, the usual, except i couldn't get them back.
rest assured, i will reap my revenge on tuesday, monday is an unnoficial holiday for us seniors, well most of us. call me a bleep bleep bleep and see what happens.
anyhow the juniors also see a mock car crash with a helicopter coming in to do an airlift, ambulances, squad cars, the corroner, some bloody seniors in prom attire, and just the total destruction of 2 cars via the fake accident and the infamous jaws of life. almost makes me want to be a junior again.
all in all both experiences impacted me at least a little, i don't drink much anyhow, and i'll be darned if i do it and drive, or get into a car with someone else who has.
just thought i'd tell you guys how we do in A-Town.