High School Crush

I saw something on a tv sitcom today that reminded me of a personal experience. When I was a 15 year old high school sophomore, I had a big crush on a boy (same age) who was in Choir with me. Actually, I had liked him since we were both in 8th grade. He was so friendly sweet, handsome...blah, blah. You know!

One afternoon, he saw me in the hall between classes. He asked me to meet him near the water fountain after class because he wanted to talk to me. WHAT??!! Well, of course I thought this might be the moment I'd hoped for (off and on) for three years! It wasn't easy to sit through my boring health class.

I met him as planned. He was visibly very nervous. I was worried that I would make a fool of myself. He looked deep into my eyes, and said "I have been thinking about this for quite a while. I hope you don't mind me asking you this... (Oh sheesh, get on with it, I'm dying here!). But, you are friends with Cindy Jones, right?" (I think I heard my heart go KLUNK. I tried not to show it on my face.) He continued the torture "I have liked her for sooo long! Do you know if she has a boyfriend? Do you think there is a chance that she'd go out with me? Will you find out and tell me?" SERIOUSLY?? What a %$#@& this guy is!!

"Sure, I'll find out and let you know." I smiled sweetly and went on my way. I think I hid in the restroom for a minute and had a short cry. Then it was time to get to my next class. Life goes on, eh? I can laugh about it now, but with still just the tiniest poke in the heart. Oww.

Certainly I am not the only one who had an experience like this??

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  1. PamfromTX

    No, you aren’t the only one who has had an experience as this, KayBee. 😆

    I was a junior in high school at the time when this happened to me. There was a knock on our front door at home and Mom told me there was a young man asking for me. Mom did not allow me to date til I was out of high school! So, she told me to talk to him thru the door screen.

    Anyways, it started just like your story. This was the “Most Handsome” high school senior, by the way. He started with chit chat and then dropped the bomb. LOL He wanted the phone number to one of the cheerleaders and my friend. I, too… may have dropped my jaw while listening to him.

    Good thing that I had no interest in him; his sister was my best friend at the time and I just enjoyed him as a friend.

    But, it was nice to have ‘thought’ that he was interested in me. 🙂

    I think most of us females have gone thru an experience like this, KayBee. Thanks for sharing your story with us. Life goes on…

  2. PamfromTX

    Oh, and have I told you that I’m still in ‘crush love’ with someone from high school?!? 😆 I was a freshman in high school at the time when suddenly I turned around and saw the most intriguing young man (a senior). I never forgot him and had a secret crush on him all of my life. LOL

    He, on the other hand… never gave me a second look. I was skinny, gawky, all eyes and painfully shy.

    He’s become quite a success and has a beautiful wife and 4 children. I still can dream. Dreaming does not do any harm.

    I recently saw a photo of him in FB; one of his daughters recently got married and he is in one of the pictures she posted. He’s still as dashing as he was that year that I first saw him. 😳

    1. KayBee

      It’s not a secret now, Honey! 😛 But seriously, I think many people always wonder about their first big crush. We are only humans. It’s what we do with those thoughts that might or might not be a problem.

  3. PamfromTX

    Phew, next is confession at my church. 😆 Not that I have done anything wrong but ‘dream’. Actually, I would not trade my husband for any other man.

    Greg was just too egotistical. My hubby is the opposite… a very humble man.

  4. powderpuff

    you are funny pam. yes I had a crush at school. I was in competition with my best friend for him , unfortunately he has passed away but I did meet up with him again at a class reunion before he died. still fancied him then but didn’t do anything about it. that’s school crushes isn’t it

  5. roseinbloom

    Kaybee, thank you for a very interesting blog. I think that those “crushes” are more common than I thought. I did have a crush from as far back as 4th or 5th grade. I moved away and finally saw the idolized one 40 years later and he was married and still good looking, cool and nice and I left town the next day.
    I also heard the story from a man who is now about 70 and single and drove about 400 miles to meet a girl from high school and the old magic was still there but she is still married to the guy that she married after she broke their engagement. So. again, love does not die even when you have true love in your live with someone else.