I rarely "share" this information, and should not do it now, for "privacy" reasons, but here goes: I was high school valedictorian, 3.2 in engineering, 3.6 for my MBA.(With 4.0 being top grade.)<quoted text>
Keep trying—you're a failure as usual. Does it bring back bad memories of F-laced report cards and all night cramming sessions to no avail? Of course it does....
Obviously, I was not the "brilliantata" that you were. But I was able to support my family, over the years.
(I did once make a "D" in a civil engineering course. Actually an "I," back in the old "ESMIF" days.