I thought I'd do a MamaKat's post today. Since it's Thursday and I haven't linked up with her in a while. I was perusing the prompts and came across
5.) Your least favorite subject in school.
and I thought, "Oh! School! I like school!" Whod've thought that would be a problem?? I sat here wracking my brain for a LEAST favorite subject. Geesh, what a nerd.
I mean, I liked school. Heck, now I'm back in school so that I can work in a school for cripe's sake. Least favorite subjects aren't something I consider very often. But surely something must be at the bottom of the stack, right?
Nothing comes to mind, but I'm going with Chemistry, and that's a bit of a tragedy.
When I was a little kid, I thought that when I grew up, I'd like to be a scientist, which is a super vague and broad term. But I pictured myself in some laboratory with the safety goggles and the beakers and test tubes all a-bubble.
I took chemistry in high school with all the other required sciences. I'm pretty sure I got an A, but I don't remember hardly anything about it. Granted, it was *hack* many years ago, but I do remember pieces of my other science classes.
In college, I was required to take General Chemistry (genchem). I don't remember much of that class at all either, other than I recall thinking it was the same stuff we'd done in high school - which I don't remember, remember?
GenChem marked the end of my chemical romance. I moved on to other things. Later on, I worked at a (in the mechanical side) chemical company. I was intruigued by the work the chemists in the lab did. Creating new formulations and compounds based on what the chemists wanted the materials to do.
Yeah, THAT'S what I'd seen myself doing in my child mind's eye. But we didn't do any of THAT when I was in school. I think we balanced equations and stuff, making sure that the number of molecules on the right side of the equal sign matched the number of molecules on the left. Okay, there, I remembered something after all.
I don't regret not becoming a chemist. I've enjoyed the schooling and career path that followed. But at the same time, I think I would've enjoyed being a chemist of some sort. As long as I wasn't doing cruel and unusual things to animals.
I think it's why I like having a fish tank. It's not so much about the fish, it's about keeping it all in the right chemical balance for the fish and plants in their little ecosystem, totally under my knowledge and control. Which probably explains the apocalarium events...