I asked Walter to prom a bit late. None of the straight boys in my very tiny high school had come through, so I faced the music and asked my gay friend. "I have to think this over" was his underwhelmed response.
All the stress and drama of prom prep isn't worth it. To shift your priorities from the materialistic aspects of prom to what's really important, eliminate the pressure of taking an expensive limo. Take a school bus instead.