I was going through old files on my computer recently when I found some writing I did while in high school.  Now back when I was 17 I thought I was going to be a stand-up comedian.  Boy, was I wrong.  I mean, I'm funny to some...but definitely not funny enough to have a career in comedy.

Anyway, while searching through my computer I found old word documents from when I was still in high school.  I had written down jokes and stories on different topics.  One of the funnier ones I found was one I had written about trophies.  Apparently I had some strong opinions on participation trophies.

So, for your entertainment only, I give you 17 year old Cassandra's views on participation trophies:

"You know when you were younger and you got a trophy for participation.  A lot of people are like “fuck that!  You should get a trophy because you won the game not because you ‘participated!’”  You know what I say to that?  I say “fuck you!”  I was not good at sports when I was younger- I was okay at basketball but I sucked at every other sport.  And you know why?  Cause I was lazy and hated running!  I was the typical American child!  I was like why can’t I just hire someone to run for me?!  Just kidding- I was on a strict $2 a week budget- times were tough and allowance was crap!  But anyway- I was bad at sports and had low self-esteem so I hated those people who mocked participation.  I was like “well excuse me!  I fucking participated!  I deserve a trophy!  You don’t understand how fucking hard it is to participate!  We have stars on our team, and I get it- I’m like a penguin waddling around, but I fucking participated and therefore I deserve a trophy!”  Those fucking successful people who cringe at the abomination of people getting an A for effort!  I applaud the participators! "

So there you have it!  A little TBT (or throwback monday) action to a younger version of myself.  Show the like button some love!

Xx, Cassandra