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Have you ever been around someone who appears stuck in high school? Be it by their maturity level, behaviors, or need to revisit those times incessantly?
You’ve got company. After someone asked, “What screams ‘this person peaked in high school’ to you? Here are the top-voted responses.
1. Tattoo 24.7k
One user confessed they knew a guy who got their school emblem and mascot and a massive ‘CLASS OF 2010’ tattooed on their shoulder.
Several others admitted to knowing people with similar tattoos before one suggested, “That is such a weird thing to center your identity on.”
2. Jealous of Their Child’s High School Achievements 23.4k
Another Redditor explained they used to work with a guy they called roid rage. He was very muscular and masculine, and he constantly let everybody know those things about him.
One day they sat next to him in the break room. He was talking “unprompted as always” about how he attended an award ceremony for his son, who won an award for his football performance.
After they expressed that it was nice of him to go and support his son, he responded, “Nice? It was sad, man. That used to be me. Now I’m the old guy in the room who has to watch someone else win something I should have had.”
They continued that all they could think was, “what a loser. You can’t just be happy your son won this award and be proud of him. You have to make it about you.”
3. School of Hard Knocks 19.5k
Someone volunteered “Under “College/University in their Facebook profile; it says ‘School of Hard Knocks.”
Another added, “Also, President or CEO at None Of Your Business Incorporated.” A third stated, “Serial Entrepreneur,” before a final user commented, “Not to be confused with Will Kellogg, Cereal Entrepreneur.”
4. “It Doesn’t Get Better Once You Grow Up” 15.4k
“It doesn’t get better once you grow up.” Someone explained they told a substitute teacher at school that people told them this all the time, and she said, “the only people that say that are the ones that peaked in high school.”
5. Regularly Reposting Same High School Moment 13.6k
Many people in the thread agreed that regularly reposting the same picture of their one notable moment from high school screamed, “I peaked in high school.” Another added, “there’s a version of people who do this with their wedding photos.”
6. Still Going to Every High School Football Game 13.6k
Several thousand users agreed that people who attend every high school football game and sit in the student section live their dreams through their kids. One shared, “We have a lot of that in my town trying to redo it all again. It is a lot.”
Another added, “My wife is from a small town, and their high school football games are like mini-class reunions because half the people never leave the town.”
7. Still Blaming Their Coach 12.7k
“They keep insisting for the next 30 years that they would have taken state if the coach would have put them in the game,” one stated. Several others agreed and confessed to knowing people like this before one joked about “Al Bundy and his four touchdowns at Polk high story.”
8. The Cheerleading Prom Queen 10.9k
Many people in the thread acknowledged that women are still stuck talking about their cheerleading, prom queen, and beauty walk accomplishments were high school peakers.
Someone shared, “My best friend married a woman like this. The fact that she was the head of the cheerleading squad, both homecoming queen and prom queen, is an actual frequent topic of conversation for her. For reference, we are nearing our 40s.
She has a display case of Tiaras she won. She even keeps one in her car and wears it while driving because she’s ‘Queen of the road.’ Her personality can best be described as a ‘Prom queen that had a short stint in modeling after high school, had a kid, and never got over it.”
9. Adult Bullies 8.2k
“Anyone who bullies other adults as if they were still in High School,” one replied. “The guy who bullied me still walks around my neighborhood asking people for smokes and dressing like he’s a 14-year-old wannabe gangster.
So it’s hilarious to see this guy in the area now.” Many Redditors noted that you have to deal with this in office settings too often.
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10. Organizing High School Reunions Frequently 7.8k
Finally, people agreed that when somebody wants to organize high school reunions every five years, they peak in high school.
Some suggested that social media has made reunions obsolete before on noted, “Now I have to hear from them every time someone decides to take up an MLM scheme. I don’t want your knives, leggings, or supplements. Please leave me alone.”
We hope you enjoyed this Reddit discussion about signs that someone peaked in high school. This article is inspired by the internet and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of Motherhood Life Balance.
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