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When was the last time you misjudged someone?

MizzouMizzou Posts: 449 ✭✭✭✭
edited February 21, 2023 7:46AM in U.S. Coin Forum

You assumed that they were broke but they were loaded or, you assumed that they were loaded and they were broke and at what point did you you realize your mistake -

I think this happens often because of the way people dress or what they drive.

Sometimes I think that animals are smarter than humans, animals would never allow the dumbest one to lead the pack


  • DNADaveDNADave Posts: 7,232 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Everyday I’m sure. Try not to do it sometimes it’s easy make assumptions.

  • MilesWaitsMilesWaits Posts: 5,280 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You mean like Vanilla:

    Now riding the swell in PM's and surf.
  • Do you know what happens when you "assume"?

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 4,830 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This guy is a multi-millionaire!

  • 3stars3stars Posts: 2,270 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ever since Zuckerberg mainstreamed the hoodie look you can’t judge a book by its cover.

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  • braddickbraddick Posts: 22,502 ✭✭✭✭✭

    At the same time, don't discount profiling (your spidey sense) and sense a danger that, if ignored, could be tragic.


  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 4,830 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 21, 2023 6:18AM

    @Watchtower said:

    @OAKSTAR said:
    This guy is a multi-millionaire!

    That is one of the unfortunate people who make me say " But for the grace of God there go I".

    This guy is a local in our community. He suffers from mental illness. Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder. He's a Vietnam vet. He chooses to live like this. Like I said; he's a multi-millionaire. He has more money then you and me put together. But the money means nothing with mental illness.

    The moral of the story. You don't always know a book by it's cover.

  • skier07skier07 Posts: 3,530 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think my wife misjudged me based on my appearance on our first date. September will be 30 years!!!

  • UpGrayeddUpGrayedd Posts: 489 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @skier07 said:
    I think my wife misjudged me based on my appearance on our first date. September will be 30 years!!!

    Congratulations on 30 years, I'm definitely punching above my weight too. My wife and I will be celebrating 22 years in June.

    I'm not going to use names although this is a true story and I know the people involved. A certain person stopped one day and asked a farmer who had a piece of property for sale, how much he was asking. The farmer took one look at this man and said it doesn't matter, because you couldn't afford it. The man turned around and left. What the the farmer didn't realize was the man happened to be a certain country music star who doesn't necessarily dress the part. I don't know what he paid, but the country musician ended up buying a piece of property a few miles north around the town I grew up in.

    Philippians 4:4-7

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There is a distinct difference between 'judging' and 'evaluating'.... I will, when necessary, judge a person on their behavior.... However, I evaluate those I interact with as (and if) I get to know them better. Judgement is based on evidence, and that may take time - though not always. Cheers, RickO

  • wrightywrighty Posts: 837 ✭✭✭✭

    I learned a great lesson early on in my life. During the summers in high school I worked maintenance at a school, painting classrooms, cleaning desks, waxing floors etc. I guy would come in driving a beat up old El Camino with the back loaded with old computers, wiring etc. He always wore shorts, tee shirt, baseball cap and flipflops. I assumed he was some random guy working to replace or repairing computers. Evidently the man I would guess in his late 30's had sold his company to Cisco or EMC for a few hundred million dollars and with school budget cuts was volunteering to upgrade all the schools computers himself as his kids went there. He was in the school everyday during the summer working by himself. The old adage "never judge a book by its cover" definitely fit this scenario to a tee. Thirty years later I still remember this vividly.

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