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!