...in which I am reminded just how boring an individual I really am.
Seriously, I just spent ten minutes checking off "I have never had sexual intercourse" on at least twenty different questions. It's great that somewhere, someone is interested in really understanding teenagers, but to be honest, there has to be a better way to do this. We may seem like we're all drugs, alcohol and sex, and know that some of us really are, but for the rest of us, tests like this just make us angry, and annoyed, and embarassed that this is what the world thinks of our age group.
So, in light of this, if I were to create a youth behavioral survey for the type of people I hang around with, here's a sample of how it would go:
1.) About how often do realize you have two papers due on the same day and rehearsal till 9:30 PM?
D.) Kind of occasionally
E.) OMG I DON'T HAVE TIME TO ANSWER THIS!!!
2.) On the average day, how often do you actually pay attention in Science Fiction class?
E.) I take Science Fiction?
3.) About how often do you doodle on important educational documents? (also called notes, tests, worksheets, health forms, rubrics, and dead trees)
E.) I can't answer, I'm drawing a puppy...
4.) Out of the following, what best describes the type of doodling you have partaken
within the last 30 days?
C.) Cute fuzzy animals
D.) Funny pictures of your friends
E.) Didn't I just say I don't doodle?
The following questions refer to your individual interests in regards to popular culture.
1.) About how often do you watch American Idol?
E.) What's American Idol?
2.) About how many times did you see The Dark Knight?
E.) I lost count at 50
3.) Are you aware that Hannah Montanna and Miley Cyrus are the same person?
B.) No kidding
C.) Couldn't care less
D.) I've never heard of either
E.) MY LIFE IS CHANGED FOREVER
4.) About how often do you engage in Twilight-related activities? (reading the books, watching the movie, fangirling the internet, stalking the actors, ect.)
D.) Why do I care?
E.) I WANT TO HAVE EDWARD CULLEN'S BABIES!!!
And...as the bell's just rang, that's all I can give you. It's just a sample, but I think it could be quite effective.