2428“When I was in high school I was very unpopular,” explains Timmy in his audio clip.
”I didn’t have a lot of friends because I did weird things like drama and hung out with all of those nerds. But my senior year I gave all that up, and actually became quite popular.
”In the spring I somehow found myself nominated for prom court. This was a big deal for me, because it was recognition of the fact that I might be popular.
”So I campaigned very, very hard to win prom king. The evening of prom I go with my girlfriend and a group of friends. We have a great time. When the time comes to announce prom king and queen, my name is not called for prom king.
”I’m a little bummed out but I don’t let it bother me that much. The next school day I walk into my math class, and my math teacher was head of the prom committee. She asked if I had a good time.
”I said I did but I was a bit disappointed not to win prom king. She said: ‘Oh, I know, it’s such a shame,’ before telling me this. That struck me so hard that I came so close to getting something I wanted.
”I thought about it all day long and when I got out of school, I met my girlfriend this. This look of horror comes over her face. She had forgotten to vote. My girlfriend in high school was the reason I didn’t win prom king.”
Taken in Baltimore, USA during the SOTM World Tour.