I want to join! I want to join! Dang it, pick me!!!

@SaintAnne (5454)
United States
November 10, 2008 10:57am CST
Have you ever wanted to join a game or a club or something so bad but they won't let you in or they pick you last? That hasn't happened to me.
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@mimpi1911 (25455)
• India
10 Nov 08
Hi Sisi Can't remember any such incidence right now.May be a good sleep would help. Going to sleep. good night.
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@SaintAnne (5454)
• United States
10 Nov 08
Good night, mimpi. I hope you feel much, much better tomorrow after getting some good sleep and rest.
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@mimpi1911 (25455)
• India
10 Nov 08
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
10 Nov 08
Good night mimpi. Dream of Panda's!
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
10 Nov 08
I am trying to think of an example where this may have happened to me, but apart from getting rejected as a member of the Woman's Sychronized Swimming Team in 1989 I can't for the life of me seem to remember any? As for getting picked last, there was a simple mantra that everyone knew so this was never an issue for me either. Oh, the mantra? "Pick James last and he will kick your a@@!". It was VERY effective!
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@SaintAnne (5454)
• United States
10 Nov 08
Dude! The mantra is kickin'! Do you still hear it in your head a lot years later? I want mine to be "Don't make SaintAnne's day and you will pay." There was this guy in the US who wanted to go to the Olympics for Synchronized Swimming. Even though he was good, I don't think he was made to represent. Do you watch Southpark? Your mantra reminds me of Cartman.
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
10 Nov 08
I do know Southpark, but I don't watch it often, no. But Cartman is definitely the right character to be making a statement like that! lol. Your own mantra sounds like ti will work a charm too SaintAnne and all you gotta do now is train others to remember it! Do I use a similar mantra approach with others today? Not exactly, no. But people that know me professionally especially, are expecting ME to do the team picking, so it isn't even an issue anymore! lol.
@SaintAnne (5454)
• United States
10 Nov 08
Ah! So you have all these power in your hands. Power by association!
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@rkrish (3003)
• India
14 Nov 08
Its during my school anniversary day, we have various culturals and that time my friend has joined in a vocal so i just jumped in the group and said i sing well..but i lied..the master has found that but i said i want to join ! I want to join!! lastly the poor master as added me as one of the participant finally...its funny time after that where i was asked not to sing but just i have to make action for vocal show
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@SaintAnne (5454)
• United States
14 Nov 08
I can't sing well either, rkrish. But at least you got to participate... there was no harm in trying. Thanks.
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@rkrish (3003)
• India
15 Nov 08
I just filled the GAP if not someother handsome you would got the spot in heart of my girlfriend !!!
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
15 Nov 08
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@elitess (5077)
• Ipswich, England
10 Nov 08
Hi there Saint Anne. It has happened to me when i was in high school. I wanted to join our first ever class Counter Strike (3d shooter game) team that we had and the leader of my class at this game did not want to pick me as he could not stand me as a person (neither could i stand him, but that's another story). I managed to get in however after going with the 5th member chosen and another few high school members that were also going to play in the tournament and we played at an internet cafe and after i kicked their buts they talked for me with the leader and persuaded him to take me in the team. As a result of my good skill i managed to help them get into the semi-finals.
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@SaintAnne (5454)
• United States
10 Nov 08
I remember Counter Strike. Didn't play it but remember it! You have the classic "hero" movie story. Good thing the leader decided to eat his words and pride and let you in, otherwise, they wouldn't have made it to the semi-finals. Thanks for sharing, elitess.
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@elitess (5077)
• Ipswich, England
17 Nov 08
Thanks for the best response :P
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@SaintAnne (5454)
• United States
17 Nov 08
I give you the BR and you stick your tongue out at me. That is the thanks I get? You're very welcome, elitess, saviour of the Counter Strikers.
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@alokn99 (5718)
• India
12 Nov 08
It hasn't to me either. Why ? I bulldoze myself through, or do something out of the blue that i get the invite. And it has never failed ,atleast not till now.
@SaintAnne (5454)
• United States
12 Nov 08
We, bulldozers, should stick together. Is that even possible?
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@drannhh (15002)
• United States
11 Nov 08
Not since 4th grade. That would have been the baseball cuts at recess. I was not a strong hitter or runner then, as I hadn't had my growth spurt. All the kids in my class were bigger, so when we lined up to be chosen I would be embarrassed to be among the last. That is ok, I got even in the spelling bees, and went on to be captain of the girl's soccer team in HS. Then I got to do the picking and made a point of sometimes choosing a skinny girl. We won every game anyway because the other team captain was not loved by her team. They just weren't motivated.
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@SaintAnne (5454)
• United States
11 Nov 08
I think we all need to go through the other side of an experience just so we could learn and empathize more with those that are now in the same boat as we once were.
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@glords (2615)
• United States
10 Nov 08
Nope I never wanted to join... never had a desire to belong to a sorority... or play dodge ball. I just never cared if anyone picked me or not. I should be more competitive, but man life is easy when you just don't care.
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@SaintAnne (5454)
• United States
11 Nov 08
You are just like my sister, glords. Now you make me want to play dodge ball... or kick ball.
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@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
10 Nov 08
doesnt this just remind you of when you were young and in gym at school when the teacher picked two kids and told them to pick their teams? i was usually last or close to it. i was never an athletic person and didnt do well in sports (i am much more of a creative person than a sports one). but oh well, i dont think that they do this anymore (thankfully, as my kids dont have suffer like i did!)
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@SaintAnne (5454)
• United States
10 Nov 08
Hello cher. I am still not that familiar with US gym in high school. I only managed to experience three months of it in middle school. I was an overachiever when I was in high school so I always got picked or will make them pick me. But Boyfriend and I have talked that whenever we have kids, we are not going to force them into whatever it is that they do not want to do. We will let them try sports, arts or whatever it is that they are interested in. Thank you so much for your reply and I sure wish I was more of a creative person too.
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@riyasam (16582)
• India
6 Feb 09
in this school play,my crush was the hero and i wanted the heroine part,which i was not given initially but later on they gave me,as i created quite a ruckus(with my moms help)my mom was a teacher in my school.but sad turn of events,i couldnt play in the end,as i became bed-ridden with chickenpox.
@SaintAnne (5454)
• United States
6 Feb 09
Was their a lesson learned in the experience, riyasam? I think I had chickenpox one summer.
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@riyasam (16582)
• India
6 Feb 09
i learned the hard way,to let go of things.if it is ever supposed to be mine,it will come to me.
@FikiFiki (101)
• United States
6 Feb 09
Not that i can remember. Second to the last maybe,at a highschool P.E. softball game. I don't blame them either. I sucked! All the way May!