Saturday, November 17, 2007

Even more potential?

So, yesterday, I got my ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) scores back, which are rated out 99. I had a 93! Which placed me as the second highest scoring individual in the junior class, and the highest scoring girl in the junior class. The guy who beat me had a 98, because he also smoked the skilled labor areas of the test. My highest skilled labor score was Auto and Shop (?), from which the following conversation took place-

ASVAB Lady- You must spend a lot of time with cars!
Me- Never touched one in my life.
ASVAB Lady- So, your dad must do a lot with cars.
Me- We don't let my dad operate power tools.
ASVAB Lady- Because he uses them so much?
Me- No, we're afraid he'll injure himself or others.

She then told me that I was probably just predisposed to it. I doubt that. I think my friends Eenie, Meenie, Miney, and Mo helped me out a little.

So then we filled out this interest thing and with my scores and the interest inventory, one of the first things that came up was "Missing Persons Investigation". The lady asked me where I was looking at school at and I told her about Marymount in Arlington and she asked me "the" question.

"Have you ever heard of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service?"

At this point it's all I can do to not crack up.

"Are you interested in this sort of thing?" She asks.

"Ma'am, my guinea pig is named Probie Jethro DiNozzo."

"Oh. So there's quite a bit of interest there!"

She tells me that with a score of 93, I can have pretty much any job I want and make a boatload of money starting out. And the NCIS doesn't require you to enlist in the actual military.

Yeah. I'll force myself to look into that.

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