Why did they even bother to tell me I was a Finalist for the Royal Palms when I wasn't even going to win an actual award for it?
They're telling me that based on the scoring rubrics, I passed the Finalist grade (yay) but because so many others ALSO passed that Finalist grade (argh) I still REALLY didn't earn a Third, Second, or First place.
What a f... (stern pause) Why do this to people, okay?
Don't tell me I'm a Finalist and THEN tell me I didn't actually win anything.
I was better off just thinking from earlier I was a Semi-Finalist (they told me that first) and not a Finalist, because then I wouldn't have been sitting there at the Awards ceremony getting my guts yanked out.