The administration at the local high school recently banned grind dancing at school functions, so naturally that's been a topic of discussion in these parts. Among the many things that surprise me about the phenomena of children willingly doing everything short of fornicating in the middle of a public dance floor, are the comments I've heard from people who've graduated from high school within the last ten years.
They've told me: "What's the big deal? Haven't high school kids always danced like that?"
Um, I don't think so. I went to plenty of proms and homecomings when I was in high school, and although I'm sure my boyfriend and all the other guys would've loved to rub their business all over us girls, I don't at any point remember me, or any of my girlfriends, or even any of the skanks at my school inviting them to do so in the middle of the dance floor. Is my memory lacking, or did we high school students not grind dance in the 80s?