~“Wounds that never heal”~

Published: Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 09:36 AM.

They didn’t know it yet, but they were agreeing with me.

People think of March Madness and college basketball when March comes around each year, I think of the Pinewood Derby and the wounds caused by those who cheated me out of my red second place ribbon.  

Why worry about second place?

If you earned it, you should be proud of it. 

The leaders of my “pack,” in their infinite wisdom, thought it would be nice for everyone to have a chance to win a ribbon.  Doesn’t this sound familiar?  “Everyone should win.”  “Everyone should get an A.”

I’m ranting now.

Forty years later, it still burns me up.  Fifteen cars; the five fastest raced for the blue ribbon, the second five fastest raced for my red second place ribbon and the five slowest cars raced to see who would get the green third place ribbon.

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