Judges are always right

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We’ve all had exchanges where we came up with the perfect reply — ten minutes too late. Write down one of those, but this time, make sure to sign off with your grand slam (unused) zinger.


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The wreath laying competition was organized with great pomp and show. Being one of the participants, I was waiting for the experienced judges who happen to be the well known ladies of the station to assess my creation. While they were admiring other entries moving slowly towards me I gave one last longing look to my handmade wreath which was an eye-catcher according to many visitors present there. After all I had spent whole afternoon designing it. Lot of effort and hard work had gone into making it. The end result was worth the effort.

As a participant one generally accesses the net for latest trends, hence I too surfed the net to get some innovative ideas but decided against it as I was afraid that the same design may be replicated. Reaching at the venue I thanked my stars not to follow tips from the net for there were two identical wreaths made of candies. There were three more made of old ribbons combined with ferns. I wondered how could three ladies think on similar lines keeping in mind the same colour combination? Yes, you guessed it right.

The judges saw mine, appreciated the efforts, one of the judges looked at me and asked,” How I wish your wreath was as bright as others on that table.” Confused by the observation I replied politely,” How could I make it bright when my theme was “A tribute to Brave hearts” ( I used dry flowers, medals along with combat cloth )

“You put great efforts but  latest ideas fetch you marks at the end. This doesn’t stand out when participants have come out with some unique ideas of candies and ribbons to add colour and creativity.” she said in a preaching tone.

I marveled at her perception about being innovative and  was reticent to advise her to search the net to find out the source of their creativity.

I felt like saying, “Creativity takes courage but for others Ignorance is bliss.”


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3 Responses

  1. Yours was original and such a great theme! I would like the dried flowers, the combat cloth and the serious theme of your wreath. It is too bad that all the judges would have to do is to look and find the balloons wreath!

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