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Getting picked last

May 14, 2011
Gary Lester , The Times Observer

I was Dave's best friend for a few days back in 6th grade. Dave was cool, popular, and athletic. While the guys were all pretty good friends in my class of 25 or so, there was a pecking order of popularity. It didn't help that I was the littlest guy in the group because being good at games at recess was important. I wasn't very good, and often got picked last. As a matter of fact, a person doesn't even get PICKED last; the next-to-the-last guy gets picked and the last guy is relegated to slinking off to whichever team is stuck with him.

 
 

 

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