Not to mention the fact that my role was relegated to moving Q-tips over red paint, pretending I had collected some blood, and then putting the Q-tip in a paper bag and writing what it supposedly was. Seriously. That's all I did. And everybody else was far too busy with their 'important' jobs to bother telling anyone else what they had found/thought they found/knew was happening. So I was left with the vague impression that there were a few bodies, and something I overheard was that a gardener had found them? Or something? I love that the instructor thought I was supposed to take vague, overheard information and what I managed to see before getting pushed out of the way, and put it together to figure out the killer. I think I might have taken a nap during our 'say whodunnit' meeting (well, as much as I could, given that the three 'leaders' of the investigation were idiots and couldn't make anyone listen to them, so it was just a group of 20 teenagers bickering and whining at each other).
Although, this IS very realistic. In any group of untrained people investigating a mock crime scene, there's always the one guy who thinks it's a murder/suicide, whatever the evidence to the contrary. I mean, there was one in our group, even though there weren't any weapons left at the scene, just casings.
Okay, I must calm down. I have resigned myself to not going into law enforcement, this also means that I cannot rage at others for being stupid in such areas. BUT I WANT TO. (Also, this is making me want to find some casefile fics, and mock them. But I'll resist the urge. I'll also try to resist the urge to look into law enforcement/crime scene positions in the UK, because I've had enough of random internet searches, damn it!)
|You Are 53% Misanthropic|
You're somewhat misanthropic, but you're not willing to write off the human race (yet!).
There's a few people you like, and even them you like at a distance.
|You Are a Moderate Mama|
You're not overly political, and your views fall more with the American mainstream.
In fact, it may be difficult for you to decide who to vote for at times!
Your approach to politics is reasoned and well though out.
|You Communicate Like a Man|
When you communicate, you like to get to the point.
You're not afraid to say what's on your mind - and leave it at that.
Talking about your emotions drains you. You rather keep them to yourself.
You prefer solving problems to wallowing in your sorrows.
|You're Totally Sarcastic|
You sarcastic? Never! You're as sweet as a baby bunny.
Seriously, though, you have a sharp tongue - and you aren't afraid to use it.
And if people are too wimpy to deal with your attitutde, then too bad. So sad.
|You Are An Intro-Extrovert!|
Sometimes you're social - sometimes you're shy
You've got a bit of an Introvert / Extrovert split going on
You enjoy all sorts of situations. Parties, small groups, and alone time.
Too much of one, and you'll long for the other. You need variety!
Chances are, you've got both serious and fun friends - and they don't get along.
|You Are a Little Anal Retentive|
Okay, so you're occasionally uptight, but it's not like you fill your day with little OCD rituals.
You just like to exercise a little control over your life, and that's usually a good thing.
As long as you limit your anal retentive ways to your own behavior, you're not annoying anyone.
Deep down, most people are exactly like you.
|You Would Be a Pet Bird|
You're intelligent and witty, yet surprisingly low maintenance.
You charm people easily, and they usually love you a lot more than you love them.
You resent anyone who tries to own or control you. You refuse to be fenced in.
Why you would make a great pet: You're very smart and entertaining
Why you would make a bad pet: You're not interested in being anyone's pet!
What you would love about being a bird: Flying, obviously
What you would hate about being a bird: Being caged
|You Are 39% Bitchy|
You're a pretty sweet person, and you're definitely not prone to bitchy outbursts.
Sometimes, though, you can't help thinking mean thoughts about people. But at least you don't act on them!
|You Are Fairly Skeptical|
You're not the type of person who will fall for anything...
But you do keep your mind open to all sorts of possibilities.
You figure that anything could be true. After all, the world is a strange place.
However, you're going to need some convincing before you can believe in aliens or reincarnation!
|You Are 52% Democrat|
You aren't a full fledged Democrat yet, but it's likely the party that fits you best.
You probably consider yourself an independent Democrat. You usually support the party, but you also think for yourself!
|You Are 36% Republican|
You're a bit Republican, and probably more conservative than you realize.
If you're still voting Democrat, maybe it's time that you stop.
|Your Dominant Intelligence is Linguistic Intelligence|
You are excellent with words and language. You explain yourself well.
An elegant speaker, you can converse well with anyone on the fly.
You are also good at remembering information and convicing someone of your point of view.
A master of creative phrasing and unique words, you enjoy expanding your vocabulary.
You would make a fantastic poet, journalist, writer, teacher, lawyer, politician, or translator.
Okay, that one I'm not too sure about, given that this is the first question (those answers in bold applied to me):
As a kid, you:
* Liked to think in images and pictures. You enjoyed drawing and jigsaw puzzles.
* Enjoyed writing, reading, storytelling, and doing word puzzles
* Were athletic. You also like crafts like sewing or woodworking.
* Were interested in math problems, strategy games, and experiments.
* Liked to listen to and make your own music.
* Were shy and spent a lot of time thinking about your feelings.
* Had a lot of friends and got along well with everyone.
|You Are 32% Capitalist, 68% Socialist|
You tend to be quite wary of businesses, especially big business.
While you know that corporations have their place, you tend to support small, locally owned shops.
As far as the rich go, you think they're usually corrupt and immoral.
|Your Personality Cluster is Extraverted Feeling|
Able to make everyone feel comfortable and special
Someone with a large social circle from all walks of life
Supportive, encouraging, and truly happy when people around you succeed
A great leader who gains loyalty and respect easily
|You Are 70% American|
Most times you are proud to be an American.
Though sometimes the good ole US of A makes you cringe
Still, you know there's no place better suited to be your home.
You love your freedom and no one's going to take it away from you!
What can I say? I really do like my country, mostly. Like it says up there, I'm extroverted FEELING (for those wondering, my other two qualities are sensing and judging), and I'm terribly loyal. So yeah, I like my country, even though I admit that many people are idiots, and even though I want to live in the UK - because I don't want to live in the UK for socio-political reasons, but more for the cultural experience.