Throwback Thursday: The saddest photo bomb ever

One of my best friends came across this of gem of a photo while putting together a slideshow (somewhat) recently. It might be the saddest thing you’ll see all day:

Abandoned!

That’s my friend Andrea with her sister and dad on the day of our high school graduation, shortly after the ceremony, when everyone was reuniting with their families.

Well, almost everyone. As you can see, that’s me in the background, standing all alone, waiting, just waiting, for my family, WHO ABANDONED ME TO FEND FOR MYSELF IN THE POURING RAIN. Saddest photo bomb ever. Seriously.

(This was also around the start of my chipmunk-face phase. Eeeeeee.)

Now, our graduation went down in history as one of the most miserable on record. It was the first one in a long time planned to be held outside, and they made a really big deal about it beforehand. The day of, I’m pretty sure the forecast called for rain, but instead of going with Plan B and moving it indoors, they apparently thought, “Eff this. We made a really big deal about having this stupid thing outside, and we’ll look like a bunch of huge d-bags if we move it inside now. We’ll just make everyone sit in a downpour for three hours instead!”

So yeah, everyone was pretty miserable. And then, to add insult to injury, I had to stand around, soaking wet, with my chipmunk face, wondering WHY MY ENTIRE FAMILY HAD ABANDONED ME.

I kid, of course. My parents love me and have always been super supportive. I’m sure they turned up mere seconds after this photo was taken. Honestly, I don’t even remember this, so it couldn’t have scarred me too much. It was just too good — in the way that really sad, pathetic things are good — not to share. Happy Throwback Thursday!

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Elaine on August 15, 2013 at 8:36 am

    I remember this day well. I was the one actually taking the picture. Thought we could photoshop in your loving family later. Never got around to it. Sorry 😉

    Reply

  2. Haha, I figured you were probably involved in this as well, Elaine!

    Reply

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