Crazy things you did when you were younger...

@doryvien (2293)
United States
November 12, 2009 9:06pm CST
I had my share of this: like going out with a gorgeous but good-for-nothing guy despite my parents' criticisms (I thought I can change him for the better, I was wrong); In college I attended a party overnight and took the final exams on the following day without turning a page on my textbook(fortunately I passed the subject); In high school I and my classmates decided to cut classes and played spirit of the glass on a Friday afternoon wherein one my friends got possessed by the spirit - or so we believed it to be, back then. We spent the whole night looking for a quack doctor to drive the spirit away, because she was acting like real crazy. She ended up in the hospital bed instead. As time passed by I doubted if it was real or if my friend was just acting, I never figured out the truth though. Looking back, I couldn't believe I did those things, or have experienced them, but they do make me smile now. As far as you can recall, do you remember any crazy things you did when you were younger? Was it fun, scary, challenging, "drove you out of your wits" kind of experience? Time to share yours.
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7 responses
• Philippines
13 Nov 09
That really is crazy dory! At least you have something to laugh about. As for my personal experience, i have been crazy a lot of times. When i was in elementary, i have this crush who also happens to be my "kabarkada". So my classmate has the "three-way service" on her phone. We always call my crush and i was just there listening to their conversation. It's crazy but we thought it was fun back then. Ü I also had my very first "boyfriend" because my friend forced me to, which is another stupid thing to do. LOL. and i don't count that as one of my relationships. We almost tried the spirit of the glass thing but got so scared that we didn't continue at all. And when i was in High school, i always sleep in class!I don't know why...:P And when the time recitation is about to start, i always excuse myself and go to the clinic acting that i have fever. College days however, made me more responsible. I did have crazy things like going to school even without classes. I also experienced cutting classes. Fortunately, i didn't fail any subjects and God helped me work my way on earning my degree. Despite these crazy things, we have lessons learned and that's what's important. Take care dory.
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
13 Nov 09
Hi Koala, Oh that's crazy, being pushed into having a boyfriend you don't really like, peer pressure, I should say. But I do understand, when you're with friends(barkada) and you're the only one who doesn't have a boyfriend, you feel that you need to have one, by hook or by crook. Hehehe, acting to be sick is a valid alibi for not participating in a recitation. I think most students have had their episodes of cutting classes, and mostly just to have fun. Indeed, these things make our experiences colorful and truly memorable. And the better part of it is, we learn important life lessons.
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• Philippines
13 Nov 09
That's very true dory. Thanks for bringing up this topic. I really reminisced a lot.
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
13 Nov 09
Oh I am enjoying every bit of it, the reminiscing, I mean.
@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
14 Nov 09
O! I have so many crazy things that i did when i was still single, but the most craziest thing that i ever done is that, i get drunk so much and look for a fight outside our house. LOL. My friends told me i was really scary that time, if only i am not their friend they will fight me back. LOL....
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
14 Nov 09
I grew up in the province and I've seen a lot of drunk people doing this after having a heavy drinking spree, but most of them are adults, like in their 40s and up. You are too young to do this, young man. Good that nobody took on the challenge to fight with you, ala-Manny Pacquiao. Thanks for sharing your crazy moment.
• United States
13 Nov 09
Oh my. I could write for weeks about bad things I did when I was young. Think Dennis the Menace, only worse and not so funny. I remember one time laughing as I tore out the driveway on my big wheel with my friend andy. Our Mom's chasing us, we blew the stop sign and merged right into traffic on Main Street. It's a wonder my mom never had a heart attack as a result of my shenanigans! ;-)
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
14 Nov 09
Hi ringbearer, Weren't there any police officer when you hit the traffic on that road? Lucky you! and I should say you're mom's even luckier, I could just imagine the trouble she'll go through if you were picked up by the police? I could have had a heart attack if I were your mom... Worse than Dennis the Menace? I have a 7 year-old son who is like Dennis the Menace, hopefully not worse (like you ). Thanks for sharing your crazy experience.
• United States
13 Nov 09
I did crazy things when I was young, too...don't we all? But I will never forget the time I was asked out on a date by someone who was not that great looking. All my friends told me that he was a nice guy, and that I should go. Looks weren't important to me, so I agreed. But when he came to my house,and saw that he had on white paten leather shoes (a type of shoe that was definitely out of style years before) I got sick to my stomach, and regretted saying yes. Once in his car, I mentioned to him that I had to use the ladies room, and suggested that he stop off at the local Dunkin Donuts shop, so I could use the bathroom. I knew the people in there very well, and knew they would help me out of this situation. When I ran in to the shop, I ran into the back room where they worked, and told them that I had to get out of the date. The problem was I had to go out the back door so he wouldn't see me leave, and at the back door, was an extrememly large hill, that I couldn't get up by myself. So I called someone I knew to help me. My friend came quickly, and helped me up the hill, in the back, where I proceeded to go home. The sad thing was, while I was finally home, my date was still sitting in front of Dunkin Donuts waiting for me to come out. I know! It was so cruel, but as teenagers, you just don't care about anyone but yourself, and we do crazy things.
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
14 Nov 09
Hi Sweet, I must agree that's a little too cruel, and you're right, at that age we are not yet as sensitive to the feelings of others as we are when we get older. I understand though how awful it is to go out with someone who looks "different" and out of style (didn't he have friends who can tell him what's hot and what's not during those times?). And the route you took just to escape (a hill, and an unfamiliar one at that?) - that is crazy.
@maximax8 (27049)
13 Nov 09
When I was a secondary school there was an old building with plenty of trees behind it. My friends and I liked to climb high up the tall trees. A few times some buttons came off my skirt. Another time my friends and I had a water party with a drinking water fountain and some pots. I ended up soaking wet and our teachers were not impressed. We got in trouble and had to dry out in the Physics classroom. At further education college I was sixteen to seventeen years old. My friends and I walked in the middle of the night along the river path. We had taken the college's blankets with us in order to stay warm. Another night we took off to drive to the airport at two in the morning. I was tired for lectures the next day.
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
13 Nov 09
Hi maximax, Oh the things kids love to do - climb trees, play water and because they're physically active, they tend to lose some parts of the clothes they're wearing, like buttons. I understand fully why your teachers were not impressed, I won't too, if I were your teacher. You and your friends must have real fun walking along the river at night, or driving to the airport early in the morning. You must have had a happy childhood and teenage life.
@samrie29 (112)
• Philippines
13 Nov 09
The craziest thing I've ever done when I was a kid was when I tried to jump off from my our 2nd floor balcony which is actually 25ft off the ground. I was 8 years old back then and I was trying to convince myself that I can still land on my feet if I jump off the balcony. I was already hanging from the balcony when our next door neighbor saw me and tried to call my mom. I was berated by my parents after that.
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
13 Nov 09
Oh my gosh! That is way too crazy! Good that your neighbor saw you before doing the stunt, I wounder what would have happened to you if this good neighbor wasn't there, maybe you won't be here to responding to this discussion. Your parents would have been so scared, and they have a good reason to be angry at you.
• Philippines
13 Nov 09
Hi doryvien, i had the same escapades too especially in college because that was the time when i am staying in a dormitory here in Manila away from my parents so i can do what i want. i remember during my internship, i was able to take care of an old chinese man and he found me kind and caring. He introduced me to his son and we became friends. When his father was discharged from the hospital, he called up and invited me to a disco with his friends. I invited also my roommates, we had fun and really enjoyed their company (all of them drives his own car). From then on they visits us always in the dorm. When its not a visiting hour, they pass by the side of the dorm where our room is located and blow their horn. We have agreed on a code for blowing their horn. So everytime we hear that code we will run to the window to see that they were there, then we ran downstairs to meet them outside. Every weekend we go out to dine and disco hopping (this was in the late 70's), most of the time we cannot go home because the dorm is already closed and were not allowed to enter anymore. So we stay the rest of the night in Rizal Park, or at the back of Folk Arts theater.It only lasted for two years because 2 of my friends had a relationship with the two of his friends. But it was fun.
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
13 Nov 09
Hi triplejazz, Yes, back in those days "disco" was one of the favorite gigs. I stayed in a boarding house too when I was in college and I can relate to your story about the dorm, the curfew hours, and the non-visiting hours. Staying at the Rizal Park to while away the night because you stayed out past the curfew? - haven't done this - I mean staying at Rizal Park at night, it's not only fun, it's also crazy . What happened to the son of the Chinese patient? Do I feel there's more to the story than meets the eye?