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November 24, 2008
Continued from 11/23

In sixth grade, new to the school, I tried to join in when the "cool" girls were busy ostracizing the plain, fat girl. After ten minutes of pretending I thought she deserved this treatment, I abandoned the project. I didn't participate when the same girl was ostracized by new groups of girls in both middle and high school.

At our ten-year high school reunion, she appeared on a motorcycle, swaggered into the rented hall, and ate food she hadn't paid for, much to the dismay, certainly, of those who witnessed it.

Small payback, I thought.

Continued 11/25