“Ew, you’re gonna be working with dead people? Doesn’t that bother you?”
If it bothered me do you think I would have chosen this field?
“I bet you like Bones.”
“Do you watch Criminal Minds?”
“Oh, just like Abby on NCIS!”
*sigh* No, I did not choose forensics because I saw it on NCIS or Bones or whatever other crime drama that’s currently popular. No, I don’t want to watch them either. Stop asking.
“You do realize it’s not like what’s on CSI, right?”
Gee, I wasn’t aware that a fictional representation of crime scene investigation would be heavily dramatized to entertain the viewers. /s
“Oh, I‘ve seen that on TV!” *proceeds to explain, in detail, an episode of NCIS and how it supposedly relates to my field*
Will. You. Please. Just. Shut. Up.
I. Don’t. Care.
I know how PCR works. I know how to do gel electrophoresis and how to read the gel. I know how DNA sequencing works. I know what a fingerprint is. You’re not telling me anything I don’t know. Stop acting like you’re an expert in the field just because you saw it on TV once.