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On Not Receiving Prom Invitations

Joe Biden just got invited to prom by someone. He said no, but sent a corsage.

Seems like this happened last year as well, but it was someone else. Some celebrity.

I just drove by a Chili’s this weekend and saw about fifty kids with optimistic mustaches and pastel colored vests killing it with their frilled and corsaged ladies.

Prom season is here. There’s no way around it.

Someone at the library recently told me I’m totally a celebrity. “I know,” I said, “and the best part of that is that I’ll finally get to go to prom again.” And yet…no invites.

What does Joe Biden have that I don’t?

Do not answer if you are Leslie Knope


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  • evelyneholingue May 20, 2014, 2:24 pm

    Since I’m not Leslie Knope, I will share with you that I’ve never been to prom. Where I am from, proms don’t exist. So this is through my children that I discovered everything about prom. Including the corsage and boutonniere, which are French words but mean something totally different in my native language.
    Enjoy the sight of the young kids on their way to this unique, if not strange, American celebration. I like to watch them, too.

  • Gustavo May 20, 2014, 3:41 pm

    A promotional staff?

  • spencer May 20, 2014, 4:28 pm

    Prom invitations would be cool, but I’d really like to see you give a commencement address. P Diddy gave one this year; you’re time must be soon. I’m thinking a cross between DFW’s “This is Water” and the George Saunders Syracuse one, available here:


    Just be sure to give me 4 years notice so I can be ready to graduate from whatever college it is you’ll be speaking at.

  • Jack M May 21, 2014, 6:02 am

    Don’t feel bad, I’ve never been to a prom either. Perhaps they are overrated??