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I hung that ribbon from the bulletin board in my office with pride. I hadn’t won many things in my life and certainly not a baking contest. To me, this was a big win! I was an aspiring baker and my Deluxe Apple Pie had just won first place in the pie contest!~
Then the Recreation Coordinator breezed by and said, “Okay, can I have that ribbon back now?” I thought she was joking.