12 Surprising Things I Learned By Attending My 20th Reunion

by Elaine Chaney

12. Reunions are better at a bar. When we had our 10-year reunion, it was at a banquet hall, forcing everyone to sit at a table and awkwardly eat chicken with each other. The assigned seating didn’t encourage anyone to mingle and talk with one another. So if you’re planning a reunion, try to have it at a nice bar. Unlike the banquet hall with chairs and tables, at the bar, we were able to move around, talk, get drinks—and my high school classmates weren’t forced to sit in front of me and watch while I double-fisted egg rolls.