By Anonymous - 14/08/2009 01:36 - United States

Today, I went to the school I work at, to set up my new classroom. I'm 5'1" and I was carrying a backpack full of fun educational posters. I also have a new boss. When we met for the first time he was yelling at me because "there were no students allowed in here yet." FML
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haha that's something that could happen to me too! I recently got a free entrance somewhere because entrance was free for kids til 15 years old. I'm 24.

Oh wow, you're a teacher right? They should know these things.

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How is this an FYL? It should be an FYour Boss'Life once he realized his mistake and had an awkward moment.

Because the OP is short enough to be mistaken for a student that's why this is an FML

I'm just as short. Not everyone can grow up to be 6'4". I never knew being short could be considered an FML.

It can be sometimes, thanks to some jerks, such as OP's boss (though it's not quite jerkish; I've seen much worse). I'm short too, and I happy with it, but sometimes.... FYL OP.

The OP is also a man. I'm pretty short, but I've had guy friends who were pretty short and some of them complain like crazy about it. But I'm wondering... 'Fun' educational posters?

Being tall is just as bad, trust me. I would kill to be as short as 6 feet, even. Today, I realized that I needed a new pair of pants, and had to decide whether I wanted to shop online or fly to a different state just so I could pay $200 for a pair of jeans, because they don't think that people with 40" inseams actually exist. I'm a woman. FML.

It's not just that he's short, he'll probably look young as well (Babyface?) to be mistaken for a student

being mistaken for a child when you are an employee isn't fun. Being short is one thing, but being short and having that "baby face" makes life very difficult at times. I'm not saying it's the worse thing in the world, but I know quite a few people who are never taken seriously because they LOOK so young, when, in fact, they really aren't.

#45 I know fictional characters are never great benchmarks for real life, but the book 'Procession of the Dead' by Darren Shan makes an interesting point about this. In it, there is a character who reached adulthood, but then her face started to look younger as she grew older. At the time that the book takes place, she is 58 with the face of a 14 year old. Even as a reader you struggle to think of the woman as being old, even though you know she is, simply because the descriptions of her are all what you would expect to hear about a teenager. It's weird, how words can mess with you like that.

Even if the OP was taller it might not help. I'm 5'6" and 22 years old but people still ask when I'm going to graduate from high school.

*sighs and clicks the "who could care any fucking less" button.*

Oh wow, you're a teacher right? They should know these things.

Ah, you'd be surprised. My school has two precalculus teachers in their early 20s who are mistaken for students regularly. Not because they're short, but because they're young.

stevenJB 25

We have a gorgeous English teacher here who's easily 5ft....makes me wish I was 18

ouch that's mean!

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"NEW boss" reading is funn

haha that's something that could happen to me too! I recently got a free entrance somewhere because entrance was free for kids til 15 years old. I'm 24.

I'm pretty short aswell I'm 5"2 and one-fourth I'm also a high school student and my height compared to everyone elses in my classes is pretty darn short I'm ofter mistaken for a seventh grader it's pretty annoying...

The fact that you said "and one fourth" makes me think you're a 7th grader

This happens to me all the time. I am 21 work in an elementary school everone thinks I'm from the Jr. high next door sneaking around.

it's ok... I'm sure you'll grow up to be nice and tall! lol

FYL, I'm short and I get stuff like this too, it's super annoying.

that sucks :( ~1:)