I think this is a "time out" question-- it's related to school, but not really teaching. What do you think of the trend of HS guys planning public and sometimes elaborate ways to ask girls to prom? (Lunch-room seranades, signs on highways/billboards, treasure hunts-- lots probably on youtube.) Some of their "prom proposals" are far more elaborate than my marriage proposal (which is fine with me)! This wasn't really something that was done back when I was in HS, and I kind of go back and forth on it. On one hand, it seems like harmless fun, and they come up with some really creative ideas. On the other hand, I feel like it's starting to become an expectation for the guys to come up with something creative and public, and I feel badly for those who are a little less confident and outgoing and might choose not to go rather than have to plan some crazy stunt just to ask. I also think of those who aren't being asked, who now have to watch person after person get asked rather than just hearing about it. Finally, I know girls like to feel special, but it seems like expecting the guy to put on some kind of a show to ask them is a little self-serving, in that they want everyone to see it. It just seems like the whole thing becomes more about the asking than the actual event (which, however, I know is part of the fun, too). I was questioning the practice today, and was made to feel like quite a curmudgeon-- it's not that I think it shouldn't be done, but I don't like that it seems to be expected. What do you think?