Friday, September 14, 2012

Everything I know about high school I learned from glee

For those of you who think the popular Fox show glee is purely a work of fiction (like I did, until this afternoon), guess again.

I don't know what I was expecting when I walked into my daughter's high school earlier today, my first day as a volunteer in the high school library. Probably the same thing I experienced when I volunteered at her middle school.* Yes, I am that naive.

Looking around, I felt I was in a frickin' episode of glee, complete with cheerleaders IN UNIFORM in the middle of the day. (My daughter's high school even has similar initials to the one on glee.) There were the jocks in one section, some pimply faced boys in another, a group of token outcasts/rebels, and a smattering of pretty, quiet studious girls and nice-looking studious boys. I seriously kept waiting for everyone to break out into song -- with a pre-choreographed dance routine.

I'm just relieved no one slammed me into a locker or threw a slushy at me.

*I attended a small, private, low-key (at least back in the day) all-girls high school in New York City -- with no football team or cheerleaders, though apparently a handful (or two) of Gossip Girls


AlyssaGoodman said...

But you DON"T look like their librarian!?

J. said...

Yeah, I'm definitely more in the naughty librarian camp. ;-)

Dave S. said...

That library population distribution is almost identical to my high school's. (Those pompoms were a PITA to carry around all day.) You'd see the same thing in the cafeteria if you went there at lunchtime. (Unnecessary professional advice: DO NOT.)