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"Was this date successful? No. Do you deserve a trophy for participation? Heck yes!"
Arc De Participation
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"I can't give you a raise, but I can give you this 'Also Participated' ribbon."
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"I'm proud of you for making a gurgle."
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"Did you know that when my mom played soccer, only the winner got a trophy?"
"Well executed, both of you!"
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"That there is the Gen 'Y' cube...we've consciously dumbed things down a bit, as failure is not an option!!"
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"This is for business administration, this is for economics, and this one is for just showing up for class."
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"But what about all the "likes" I got over the years?"
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"Our armies were vanquished and the King was killed but the important thing is we had fun."
"It's my not-being-able-to-participate-due-to-a-scheduling-conflict ribbon!"
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"Our next award is for spectacular failure."
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"You have to at least try, Timmy. Your father built you a participation trophy case."
"Anne, you get a promotion. Jim, you get a raise. And Bob, to be politically correct, you get a participation trophy."
"It's a participation trophy for interacting with my family for 5 minutes without looking at my phone."
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"Then it's settled. Debra gets the house and cars and you get a participation trophy."
"I'm sorry it didn't work out, too, but you will be getting a participation trophy."
"Is that like one of my many softball participation trophies?"
"But I risk hurting the goalie's self-esteem if I score."
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"All I got was this participation ribbon."
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"I understand your concern, but 'You can't lose face if you don't run the race' isn't the competitive spirit we're looking for here on the track team."
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"Isn't it wonderful how they've taken the pressure off the children by only requiring they come close?"
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"Here's your participation trophy, sir - It's all part of tax reform."
"I had no idea they gave out Superbowl participation rings."
"They're giving out non-participation trophies now for the kids who want no part of it."