Fresh Ground Stories: Stand Up for Yourself or You’re Not the Boss of Me!

Let’s face it, sooner or later you have to stand up for yourself. You gotta stand up to your mother, your boss, your kids, your neighbor with the stereo, the guy across the street with all the dogs. There’s a point where you just can’t take it any more.

And that’s the story you have to bring to the next Fresh Ground Stories.

Tell us a true story about a time you either stood up for yourself or just got pushed to the edge and had to do something about it.

The rules for stories are below but you know the kind we’re looking for: true stories that happened to you that still mean something to you days, months or even years later.

Best advice I can give you? Practice out loud. It’s awkward, I know. My last girlfriend almost canceled our first date because she saw me the day before waving my arms and talking to myself on the corner of 5th and Capitol here in Olympia. If you’re shy, practice in your living room. Not in the shower, though. Showers are slippery. No need to hurt yourself.
I hope to see you at our next show on Thursday, April 25th, 7:00pm at the Roy St Cafe. You can read the rules/guidelines for storytelling here:[masked]

or on our blog:

Feel free to email me if you have any questions at [masked].


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  • Chris M.

    Great night. My story went over quite well, despite having to follow Elliott's bombshell. Personal challenge to Tim, tell an anecdote that has nothing to do with your history in human trafficking. Next month's theme is First Love, so I HOPE your tale would precede your noble escapades...

    April 28, 2013

    • Elliot

      yeah sorry about that, Didn't think about how hard of an act I would be to follow.

      April 29, 2013

    • Chris M.

      It's good, man. Do the best story possible. Think mine was a marked contrast. I'd much rather follow one that was well received!! My radio-style comedy show is 5/29 at 7:30 at Eclectic (formerly Odd Duck), if you can make it.

      May 1, 2013

  • Danielle L.

    It was definitely worth missing some sun for :)

    1 · April 26, 2013

    • Paul C.

      I loved your story! We talked about it on the way home. I'm glad you shared it.

      1 · April 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    As always excellent stories

    April 26, 2013

  • Timothy

    Tough memories of a moment that changed my crowd tonight.

    1 · April 25, 2013

  • Pam

    I'll be listening.

    April 25, 2013

  • Chris M.

    I'll be standing up & tellin' a story. Will YOU?!

    April 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to my first FGS.

    April 11, 2013

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