Let me tell you a little story (well its not really a story with the conventional ‘start, middle and end’ seeing as its still continuing).
At my school I wouldn’t say there are classifications of popularity, more just different friendship groups. Though if there was a ‘popular group’ my friendship group would probably be it. However there is absolutely NO way we are the stereotypical bitchy popular. We are just like everyone else and its funny how many little arguments we have had over one member of our group saying something someone else thought could possibly be offensive. Neither are we ‘exclusive’. There is 12 of us and sometimes other people hang out with us for a bit. Though the one ‘downfall’ our group has is how we have a habit for winning things. Our entire group is in our form/homeroom (how lucky is that?!) and our form is know for winning a lot of competitions. And as our group takes up half the class, and we have a lot of individuals who win from our group, we have developed this certain reputation. Now sure, anyone could hate us if they wanted and it would be understandable if we were bitchy or evil or acted in anyway like the ‘popular’ group from Mean Girls. But we’re nothing like that which makes peoples reactions.. hilarious!
Some peoples reactions are plain funny, some are clever and some are devious. But all of them make our entire group just laugh. One time a group of people put up a poster declaring that our (mine) form was holding a casual clothes day on 23rd November. Which we weren’t. Plus that date is actually a Sunday when no-one is at school. And it was devious in the fact our form would have got the blame because the poster was not signed by the vice-principal, a necessity at our school. Another time one girl found the need to have a bitch about our group to another girl she had just met, without realising that this new girl was a member of “that” group. And on two seperate occasions a girl walked past and once, clapped sarcastically at myself and a friend and then on the second time, held her nose and blew a raspberry. Which could quite possibly be considered as immature. Every single one of these examples was done by someone different, although the first one has not be ‘confirmed’ yet.
So I know, that even if my day at school (subject-wise) is bound to be incredibly boring, I can at least rely on someone else’s jealousy to entertain me a little. What I wonder is if a day will ever come that I become in fact annoyed at such actions.. I doubt it. (Unless it get’s serious). Though maybe the perpetrators will become bored with themselves – I sure hope not. 😛