Okay ... so since about 4th grade I've been a major computer geek. I'm a Freshman in college now, and until about December of last year, I've
wanted a degree in Computer Science and work as a systems administrator or network engineer somewhere. I used to hate everything except computers, and
I'd never touch anything like law or politics ...
... until December of 2003.
It was in the beginning of the month when (addressed to my name) I received an Amazon coupon/gift certificate from somewhere
(it only had a
P.O. box from San Antonio, Texas) saying that I'm one of a lucky few who won free copy of the DVD to the first season of The West Wing.
I thought. Free entertainment. So I sent it in and got my free West Wing DVD (albeit a bit late; almost lost faith in the whole "free
So I watched it, and got hooked of course. Excellent storyline, I might add -- one of the best TV series ever made.
This made me want to take a POSC class in college, just to learn a bit more about the gov't and stuff. So when I went to the counsellor to sign up
for my spring semseter, I mentioned I wanted to take a Posc class, and she hemmed and hawed and said something along the lines of "oh, that's good"
and recommended me for a specific
instructor (who also just happens to be running for Congress).
Wow! His class was A-MAZ-ING... that's all I can say. Really got me interested... so I read and read more into it, and I finally made the decision to
change my major from Comp Sci to Pol Sci. Now of course, this shocked everyone, including me. I made it clear to the counsellor that I didn't want to
become a politician, I just thought it was one of the most amazing subjects I've ever encountered.
Now that may not seem like a big thing to the outsider, but to me and those who know me closely, it was a big "wow" because they'd never guess me
for anything but computers.
Anyway, that's not the weird part.
... the weird part comes now:
Just this past weekend, I've received a brochure from the U.S. Airforce with an advertisment in BIG WHITE LETTERS at the top saying:
"INTERESTED AN INTELLIGENCE CAREER?"
... and just below that line it says:
"If you're majoring in policitcal science or a related field, talk to an ROTC advisor today!"
Is this some sort of ploy of the AF to direct me to an intel career or wtf?
Because as I read that, I thought to myself "yeah, it'd be fun to do ... AF huh? Military's cool ... wait a minute
lol what do you think this is... and has this ever happened to you?