Thats really nasty because have seen first hand how hard parents work. I got 97 in the HSC and my parents were over the moon because i was the 'dumb one' in the family and they had no expectations from me.yankyfly said:Tell your parents, they should do a better job on their next child. If you don't have a younger sibling, look your parents in the eye and say "your failing is far worse than mine"
My sister was a really really brillian girl since primary school and came first in school in school certificate(she went to selective school- north sydney). She had always been brilliant. However in year 11 she began to slack off heaps going out with boyfriends etc and my parents became very worried and hired sooo many tutors for her( must have spend 1000s of dollars) as to encourage her to do well. she attended all tutorials and everything yet she never studied. My parents kept warning her, we're doing so much for you the least you can do is take advantage of it (we're not rich at all). My parents worked sooooo hard for her and she didnt show any respect or appreciation.
Anyway long story short this brilliant girl only got 96, and while that might be good for some it certainly was not for her. She had gotten lower marks than me not because she was dumber (which she definately wasnt) but she had hardly studied at all while my parents kept insisting she take her studies seriously as they were spending so much on her and they expected at least a higher UAI from her than me because she was the ones with the brains. I had received no tuition and she had because she had the potential to score over 99. My parents had every right to be upset because they had spend so much and had so much expectation from her and she had just wasted all their efforts.
In short do NOT EVER show disrepect to your parents because everything they are doing is for YOU. Not for them. If my sister had studied and put in heaps of effort and THEN gotten the marks she did my parents would have been fine, because she did try. If she had SHOWN she was upset with her marks, they would have been more sympathetic, but she did just kept on going her way and didnt listen to any one else, and hardly tried ever and thats why parents get upset.