s look excellen
t for you. It means you
were the best
. Even a silver
means that you were close
. You tried your hardest
and you almost did it, which is good enough
. But a bronze
*. This will always be what haunts Marion Jones
. If she had gotten all five
golds that would have been fine... but three?
This is a sample dialogue
with her on a job interview
/* partially into the meeting*/
Marion: I did get 3 gold medals at the Olympics.
Interviewer: Well, that's impressive. Any silver?
Marion: Well, no.
Interviewer: Oh, so you didn't get any more medals.
Marion: Well, I did get 2 bronze medals.
Interviewer: You- you got a- (long pause) bronze medal
(trails off)... (whispers under breath)oh my... oh my god.
A bronze! (pause) Well, that isn't the kind of person we
want working at Pizza Hut!
Marion: I'm sorry sir, I didn't mean to-
Interviewer: That's no excuse! Get out of my office!
And stay out! You and your children! And your children's
May have been slightly overdramatized