My life IS awesome. I'll resist the temptation to claim that I'm "winning".
Look, I'm sure you're qualified and all that shit, but I just get perturbed at people who come on here and give some sob story or some quick rundown as to why they need our vote for something and blah, blah, blah. Is the point of this to demonstrate that you have what it takes to mobilize large amounts of people? Is the interview granted on the basis of your ability to mobilize voters? If so, I'll vote for you. If not, fuck off. Sorry pal, but I'm not going to vote for you simply because you came on here and asked.
You do volunteer work? You've worked with children? You're an upstanding member of the community? Great. Welcome to the fucking club. I work with kids every week at the local Boys and Girls Club, I do tons of volunteer work, I help clean up the local parks and I am a contributing member to the local community. Where's my vote? Oh yeah, I don't expect one and I don't expect any reward for my good deeds. It's called altruism.
You expect me to vote for you because you come across as a halfway decent human being? Is this scholarship the only reason you even volunteer and work within the community in the first place? How do I know that your actions are genuine? How do I know that you aren't simply doing good in furtherance of your own selfish needs?
Shit, I made a thread once about something like this. A couple months back I read a story about a kid who was killed by a drunk driver and his family was trying to get money together to build a Little League field in an impoverished area in his name. The kid's family needed to win some sort of contest on the basis of votes in order to qualify for this $200,000 grant that would have paid for building the field.
I read about this on mlb.com so it's a legit story as far as I'm concerned. I posted a link to the article along with a short exhortation for T-Nationers to vote for this field. I was touched by the story, I'm a huge baseball fan, I've coached kids in the past and I thought it was a worthy cause. You know how many people on here confirmed they voted for this kid's memorial field? Two. Two fucking people.
So I'll be goddamned if I come on here and capitulate to your demands for votes. If I'm going to vote for something I don't even really know about, I'm going to do so for a cause that is REALLY worthy. If you need this scholarship due to some horrific tragedy in your life, fine. I'll vote for you. But otherwise, no fucking way. You haven't EARNED my vote yet, and quite frankly I'm still a little pissed off about how horrendously my own attempt at collecting votes went and I'm taking it out on you.
So, tell me again why I should vote for you and why you are THE most qualified person.