On game days, as you may have seen in your school or on TV, we were required to wear our uniforms during the school day to promote school spirit *cough* to make people aware there was a game that day and maybe get more people to go *cough*. With things like that which make me stand out I always feel self-conscious and paranoid. Every game-day I would have the irrational fear that I had gotten the day wrong and there was no game and I would be the only one wearing my uniform. I would walk to school in absolute terror that didn't subside until I saw one of my squad-mates (I'm not sure that's what they're called), also in uniform. Then I would go about the rest of my day feeling awesome because I actually loved my uniform when I wasn't terrified by it.
One day, maybe a Thursday, but I really have no idea, I was feeling less paranoid than usual. I get to school in my uniform and feel fine until I start seeing the other girls. I ask one why she isn't in uniform.
The game had been canceled. Somehow, I was not informed of this. I think an announcement was made while I was in gym class where you can't hear announcements. I. Was. The. Only. One. Well almost. One other girl didn't know either but she had sweatpants in her gym locker so she wore her gym clothes for the rest of the day. Me, no. I think my gym clothes consisted of boxer shorts or something, and therefore did not have anything appropriate that I could change into.
I went through the rest of my day, people snickering at me because I was unnecessarily in my uniform. It may not have been such a problem if I wasn't already the favorite person for the "popular" girls to bully.
It never happened again but I made sure to keep bring a pair of jeans with me every game-day for the rest of the basketball season.