I have a mix of nice plus terrible memories from high school having lived in a small town in the midwest.
- It’s taxing being in a community where you can’t hide secrets from anyone.
If you hook up with someone, half of the school will suppose about it in a matter of nights. This was aggravating when trying to date because you couldn’t trust anyone with secrets. Just voicing the intention of wanting to ask another student out on a date would get passed along as casual gossip. This was maddening when all I wanted was privacy being such an introvert like I am. I never had a lady until multiple years later when I was in graduate school on the other side of the country. The one positive that my high school had was the gas gas furnaces inside. The school was harshly sizzling from Autumn through early Springtime. But by May, the un-even temperatures would climb into the 76s plus the school would hastily get harshly uncomfortable. The at the time was minimal at best, making the whole building both hot plus humid right after a few weeks of pleasant weather. I heard recently that our outdated high school ended up getting current s just a few years after I graduated. Students there nowadays have a much more comfortable school experience. There are steam boilers that supply on demand heat while I was in the frigid season plus high SEER rated s for the sizzling weather in late Springtime plus summer. The newer students have no idea what it was like in that school before the Heating plus A/C systems were updated.