1/15/08

A Flaming Twat Wad's Confession

I'm kind of at a loss right now for blog fodder so I'm going to tell you about something that happened when I was a teenager. Amy's post, so eloquently titled Flaming Twat Wads (ha! twat wads!), reminded me of this.

When I was in the 10th grade, a kid who was a Senior at a different school asked me to go to his prom and I agreed. Went out and got the dress and got all ready for the night. (as you can see, I wasn't the frilliest of girls)

Well, I grew up in the middle of nowhere and the schools would rent a nice room at towns an hour or so away to host the proms. It was rarely held in the high school gymnasium and this prom was no exception.

The guy pulls up in my driveway to pick me up and as I'm getting ready to get in the car my Dad asks where we are going. When he finds out that we'll be driving an hour to get there - he doesn't let me go! Can you believe that? He knew I was going to the prom with this kid and I assumed that he knew it wouldn't be held close by but I was wrong. The embarassment I felt as the guy got back in his car with his little corsage box was tree-men-dous. I still cringe a little when I think of the look on the guy's face when my Dad said that I couldn't go.

Luckily, a friend that lived in another town was having a prom the same night and it was being held in his high school's gym so I went to his. The prom dress wasn't wasted.

Years later, I told my Dad that he would have been better off letting me go the prom an hour away because that guy didn't drink and I ended up getting plastered at the prom I did go to. Take that, Dad!

13 comments:

The Phosgene Kid said...

It could have been worse - he could have gone with you...

Chickie said...

The Phosgene Kid - Damn, lemme get some ice for that burn.

Mike said...

Sometimes parents are their own worst enemy.

SCANjolina said...

OH! My dad was SO MUCH like that. He was SO FREAKIN' STRICT!! He hated embarrassment to himself, and rode us relentlessly about our appearances and our family "appearance." Guess how my dad died? He turned the TV onto a porn channel on accident, had a heart attack and died. Seriously! When the EMTs came, the porn was still on the TV. SO yeah, it came back to bite him.

Amy said...

OMG! That sucks!!! At least you got to go, but I feel so bad for the poor guy who had to go alone. I bet he was pissed!

Kat said...

LMAO! Poor guy, but awesome how you got your dad back on that one...hahahahha

Patti said...

Oh my I would have been mortified as well! You were/are so pretty Chickie!

here today, gone tomorrow said...

sigh...no winners in this scenario at all. What mike said.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

How deeply embarassing! I'm not sure I could ever face that "boy" again! He must have wondered what hit him! Glad you got to go to some Prom that night!

Chickie said...

Mike - So true. I'm sure that he thought he was saving me from some great evil by keeping me close to home. Ha!

Scanjolina - Damn, that is certainly a case of karma biting someone in the ass.

Amy - He must have been hacked off. I know I would have. At first, when my Dad said it, we thought he was kidding but things quickly went downhill when we realized that he wasn't.

Kat - Oh yeah, the look of surprise on my Dad's face when I told him was priceless.

Patti - Thank you! I sure miss being a skinny rat though...

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow - This did give me one thing to not do when I become a parent. I'd sneakily follow the boys somewhere to make sure they were alright before saying no to something like this at the last minute.

Lady of the Hills - Luckily for me, I never saw him again. We weren't dating, he was a friend of a friend and this was the first time we were to go somewhere. Geez, that just makes it all worse.

Midwestern City Boy said...

My dad tried to run our social life when we were in high school. (And college as too.) He actually succeeded with my sister and she has a very "interesting" husband.

Chickie said...

Midwestern City Boy - Sheesh, I can only imagine who my husband would be if my Dad got to pick him!

themom said...

Wow - what a kick in the ass...great fodder for memories later in life though. So many things my parents never found out and coming back to haunt me now - as my kids are just telling me the "sub" stories to their events. Gotta laugh though.