My middle school has the “in-crowd,” the “out-crowd,” and the “GP.” “GP stands for “general public,” just like the movie rating. The in-crowd works hard to stay out of the GP, while the out-crowd works hard to get in.
I’m definitely GP, general public in every way. When the students line up by height for our class portrait, I stand in the middle row. When I try out for spots on the basketball team and chess club, I get the “alternate” position. When my teachers grade tests, I make B’s, sometimes C’s, but never F’s or A’s. I wear glasses, which is a drag, but I don’t have pimples, which is cool. I never come in first when we run laps in P.E., but I never come in last either.
–from Choke by Diana Lopez–basis for “The Choking Game” movie