Editor’s Note: Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have 7 minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on “All Things New Orleans” and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.
This story was told on January 22nd, 2015 as part of New Orleans’ Bring Your Own live storytelling series. Here, former WWNO News Director Eve Troeh discovers that sometimes giving something your best doesn’t always guarantee victory.