Adults having proms. WTF?!?
…[T]he people who do dress up go for it. “I’ve done about six corsages for people who are going to pretend proms,” says Zofia Zak of M&M Florist in — where else? — Williamsburg, that locus of all things ridiculously ironic. “I make them together with the ones for the children in school.”
Zak says the average age of “pretend prom” customers is between 30 and 40, and they ask “for the funny stuff — black ribbons, butterflies, feathers.”
A few things here.
- I know that you don’t want to get older. Get Over It. Getting old sucks, but it’s better than the alternative.
- Of all the things from my youth I would want to relieve, prom ain’t it. Junior prom: I get turned down by eleven girls in a row before someone agrees to go with me. Senior prom: My first choice goes with me (an improvement!), and then she goes off and has sex with one of my friends at the after party later tha night (not an improvement). My prom(s) sucked the first time around; I don’t really want to give it a second chance.
Thanks to Gawker for the tip.