Have You Ever Been Underestimated by Someone???

Indonesia
July 27, 2009 8:44pm CST
When I was 6 years old, my mom sent me to elementary school. But the lady who accepted my admission said to my mom that I'm too young to attend the elementary school, and therefore I might not be able to follow the subjects taught by the teachers, and will not make it to the second grade. My mom asked her to give me a try, if I failed then it's okay for me to stay in the first grade for another year. The lady was wrong though, I managed to achieve the highest mark in my class for 6 years in a row and on the graduation day, that lady who underestimated me gave me a big bear hug and said that she is so proud of me...YEAH RIGHT Have you ever been underestimated by someone?? How?? And what did you do to prove that you are capable to do the thing that she/he doubted??
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@syankee525 (6294)
• United States
28 Jul 09
i am so underestimated it's sad, most people think i am stuipd because i play stuipd most of the time, when i get started on a subject they often freak out well i am talking. but there are some still dont want to hear it, or admit that i am much smarter then i seem
• Indonesia
29 Jul 09
That's very rude of them. I think they should learn to get to know you better, I'm sure they would appreciate you more. Cheer up
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
28 Jul 09
I had a teacher that was very much the same way, only I was in eighth grade at the time. When it was time to fill out our schedules for Freshman year of high school, I wanted to take Sophomore biology (this was an option if you maintained a B in algebra 1 and an A in eighth grade earth science). My algebra teacher (a male) refused to sign my schedule until the school year was over because he said it was impossible for me (as a female) to get a B in his class. However, for the boys that wanted to do, he signed off on them right away. I completed the year with a B+ average in the class. Yes, I had to work hard, and yes it wasn't easy, but I knew what I wanted. The day after school ended and I knew I had my B, I took the schedule into his classroom and told him that I wouldn't leave until he signed off. He looked like he wanted to crawl under a rock. Not only did I achieve that, as I went through high school, I always maintained an A-B+ average in all of my math classes (geometry, algebra 2, pre-calculus, and calculus)
• Indonesia
28 Jul 09
Wow, A-B+ in math, that is awesome . I wish I were there to see the look on your teacher's face . He must be sorry not to sign your schedule on the first place. This is a great one, thank you for sharing it with me
@laydee (12812)
• Philippines
28 Jul 09
Oh tell me about it! I get that all the time. I can't even count the times people have under estimated me on different occasions. I guess it poses a challenge to us that's why we end up excelling more than other people. But honestly, I do have faults in that too, I do under estimate other people as well. Sometimes intentionally, while others unintentionally.
• Indonesia
28 Jul 09
Yes, but it feels really great when we can prove to people that they were wrong about us and we are better than what they thought, doesn't it?