Sunday, September 27, 2009
Don't You Forget About Me
Class of 1984.
Watertown High School, Watertown, South Dakota.
Dear Mr. Principal...we accept
the fact that we had to sacrifice a
whole weekend in detention for
whatever it was that we did wrong ...
what we did was wrong.
But we think you're crazy to make us write this
essay telling you who we think we
are, what do you care? You see us
as you want to see us...in the
simplest terms and the most
convenient definitions. You see us
as a brain, an athlete, a basket
case, a princess and a criminal.
Correct? That's the way we saw each
other at seven o'clock last Thursday morning.
We were brainwashed...
But what we found out, after a couple of
sultry September days twenty five years
later, is that each one of us
is a brain...
...and an athlete...
...and a basket case...
...and a criminal...
Does that answer your question?
Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club.