It’s nearing that time of year again when thousands of school leavers will be dressing up in their finest and going to the end of year school prom.
With parents spending hundreds on which, at the end of the day is essentially a dress, teenagers are dolling up for one big party.
As a report in one newspaper today reveals that today’s teenage girls are having spray tans, and some spending up to £500 on a dress, it seems one ridiculous step too far for me.
What a load of pressure and fuss over nothing. Yes, it’s lovely to have a party, and who doesn’t want to dress up and feel special on occasion?! It’s going a bit overboard, though.
Long gone, it seems are the days of looking forward to the end of school leavers disco, where it was a case of just enjoying being with your friends, and having a good time.
Now it’s a case of inviting dates along to the prom, and as a painfully shy teenager I would have rather poked at my own eyeballs with a pair of rusty spoons than have to worry about who to ask to the prom, or indeed if anyone would ask me.
Why the pressure and competition as to who can have the ‘biggest and best’ dress, or all the hiring of limousines to take you there?
They’ll be hiring helicopters next and parachuting onto the school field in order to get one up on their peers.
Nope, it’s all a load of overpriced idiocy.
Surely the most important thing is having a great time with your mates and not who can spend the most and show off.
Bring back the strobe lights and disco balls in the school hall, some good music and the refreshment table of Panda Pops and Disco crisps in the corner….