Sunday, May 25, 2008

Weekend Wandering

Please answer today's question on your own blog, any time until next weekend. Just link to this blog (or to this post) so I can follow the progress of the discussion.

The question is: Has anyone ever under-estimated your ability?

22 comments:

Merisi said...

Makes me smile. ;-)

quilly said...

All. The. Time.

i beati said...

many many times, especially employers - seems they catch on as I'm leaving hahahaha

SandyCarlson said...

As I kick that silly soapbox away, I have to chime in with the yes crowd--Writing in Faith: Thoughts

lime said...

yes, and i take great joy in showing them up when they do.

Tina said...

This is a nice idea. Im gonna pop this up on my blog next week.

Ill let you know when i have done it :)

By way thanks for stopping by my place. Hey feel free to come and do my garden. ill feed you and your kids rofl!

Tina from
www.mummydiariesblog.com

Middle Ditch said...

Can't do it my blogs. Answer ... Not a clue as I have no interest in people's opinion of me. I am I, that's all there is. Take me as I am and I take you as you are.

Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

LOL- all too often, to their own chagrin!

polona said...

yep... myself :)

Through Thick and Thin said...

Me too, I do it all the time.

ciara said...

unfortunately all the time. but here's one example that i can remember: i was taking one of my english requirements in college. at the end of the year our instructor (who was male) had individual talks with us to discuss our grades. he called us up one at a time. when it was my turn he said to me, "When I first saw you I thought you were an airhead. I didn't think you knew anything, but I can tell by your writing that you're really good." When he called me an airhead i just laughed and said, 'gee, thx' LOL i happened to get an A in that class.

people take one look at me and think i'm incapable of doing nothing...i don't know if i look weak, ditzy, young, etc. as far as that class went, there were times where i'm sure i didn't look like i was paying attention and talking to everyone didn't help my cause...but just like i told my son one day when i asked him if he wanted to go to a concert of a group he liked (and didn't think i knew he liked them), 'just because it doesn't LOOK like i'm paying attention, doesn't mean that i'm not.'

CrazyCath said...

Oh. Yes.
And lived to regret it... ;0)
Their loss!

CamiKaos said...

another great one. I'll answer it later in the week... will let you know when it's up

Snooty Primadona said...

You Are On. I'll do it one day this week, before the weekend. Thanks for the lovely suggestion. I'll link back to you then.

Cheers!

Shrinky said...

I used to be my own worst enemy on that front, had very little faith in myself. I do have it now, but so wish I had discovered it years before I finally did.

CrazyCath said...

Hi David - my W W post is up here Thanks for another thought provoking one!

Lilacspecs said...

Putting mine up as soon as Wordpress decides to start functioning. In the meantime I may just write it in MS Word before I forget what I want to write.

Ornery's Wife said...

OK, My reply to this is up. Here is the url:
http://thoughtsfrommillermanor.blogspot.com/2008/05/weekend-wandering-under-estimated.html

hotmamamia said...

Thank you for this opportunity...my story is up...hotmamamia.wordpress.com

mielikki said...

finally answering this now over on my blog

Snooty Primadona said...

Hi David! My post is up now.

http://snootyprimadona.blogspot.com/

Tina said...

Hi David,

I have put the question and my answer up on my blog now if you want to check it out! :)