In elementary school classes were supposed to do plays but the teacher wasn’t enthusiastic about it. Eventually he relented and there was to be a play where Columbus was the titular character, albeit a walk-on. I thought it might be fun to play a famous character who only shows up for a few seconds, but at the end of the play, so I tried out for it. There was heavy competition from another student (albeit one who hadn’t noticed it was a cameo) but in the end I won. Alas, after the audition process the teacher lost interest again and it didn’t go any further, no rehearsals even. But at least I won the part.