is when I was applying to law school in college. I asked my advisor, an elderly priest (yes, I went to Catholic college lol) for a letter of recommendation for law school and he refused, saying he thought I was too quiet and would never make it through the Socratic method of law school.
Here I was, on the dean's list and trying to better myself and my own advisor who I worked with for four years was rejecting me! God, did that sting. Plus, I was paying all this money for tuition and couldn't even get a recommendation!
However, I am happy to report that I did graduate from college, got into law school (was accepted to all the ones I applied to) and am now an attorney.
lesson learned: don't listen to those who say you can't!!