I was never in a sorority in college. I didn't feel that it quite suited me. However, I'm willing to give sorority life a chance for the sake of the experience...and it seems that I have my opportunity!
It turns out that small towns sometimes have sororities for women in the community. Well, Olton has a sorority, and as a new member of the community (I qualify because I work in Olton) I was invited by a fellow teacher to attend pledge night for this so called sorority.
I received several emails reminding me of the first sorority meeting and listing all of the young girls from school that are part of this sorority and would be at the meeting. So I read the names and decided that if all of these cool girls were part of it (and I need to make friends) that I would check it out. So last night I drove to City Bank in Olton to participate in my first sorority pledge party with some cool, young girls from school. Unfortunately, none of the young girls from school could make it, but failed to mention that to me. There were six other women there, most in the 40's - 50's, sporting their sorority pins on their chest, carrying a notebook with greek letters across the front, and all reciting the sorority pledge.
Backflash: this reminds me of when I worked at Girl Scouts and all the older women that worked there thought they were still a Girl Scout and were just proud to be a part of something. They were all a bit cooky (not to be confused with cookie, which they happened to eat a lot of.)
So there I was trapped in the Upper Room of the City Bank having dinner with six strangers in a sort of cult-like fashion. Quite an experience - all for the sake of making friends!
So will I join? You betcha! I talked to my fellow teachers who ditched me, and they all assured me that they will definitely be there next month. So I suppose I will give sorority life a one year trial and see what happens...like oh my gah!