Speaking of college
Here’s a conversation I had with my counsellor during scheduling (for senior year of high school):
Counsellor: as of now, what do you think your college major will be?
Soy: I was thinking about Ecology or Biology; I like furry things! (i.e. Biology; I always include Ecology to imply that I don’t want to go into the medical field)
Counsellor: so you want to be a vet?
Because vets use a lot of ecology? I’m not sure what he pulled that from, but I briefly explained my ambitions to become a zoologist (I’ve stopped trying to explain what ethology is):
Soy: er, no; I was thinking about becoming a zoologist.
And he said nothing more about my potential career path.
No one ever has much to say about zoology. Sometimes folks will say, “that’s cool,” in a polite, yeah-of-course-I’m-interested tone.
But they always have something to say about biology, and it’s always related to the medical field.