It was January 17, 2005 and three cadets are(were) training to become police detectives. The sergeant decides(decided) to test they were skill at recognizing a suspect. He show(showed) the first cadet a picture for five seconds and then hides it. Then he says(said), “That was your suspect, how would you recognize him?”
“That’s easy“, answered the cadet. “We would find him fast because he only has one eye.“
The sergeant thinks(thought) a minute and then answered, “Well that’s because the picture I showed you is a profile. It shows only a side view.” He can’t believed(couldn’t believe) the cadet had given him such a ridiculous answer, but he goes(went) on to the second cadet. Flashing the picture for five seconds to him. Again, he asks(asked), “That was your suspect, how would you recognize him?”
The second cadet smiled and says(said), “It would be easy to catch, because he has only one ear!”
The police sergeant shakes(shook) his head in disbelief. Then angrily responded, “What’s the matter with you two? Of course, only one eye and one ear are(is) showing, it’s a picture of his profile! Was that the best answer you can come up with?!”
Extremely frustrated at this point, he shows(showed) the picture to the 3rd cadet and in a very testy voice asked, “This is your suspect. How would you recognize him?” He quickly adds(added), “Think hard(hardly) before giving me a stupid answer.”
The cadet looks(looked) at the picture intently for a moment. Then she said, “The suspect wears contact lenses.”
The sergeant is(was) speechless. He goes(went) to his office checked the suspects file in his computer and comes(came) back. He is(was) beaming. “Its true! The suspect does indeed wear contact lenses. Tell us how you were able to make such an astute observation!
“It was easy,” said the cadet. “He can’t wear glasses because he only has one eye and one ear.”
I read Ning’s response, she mentioned that people who are more conservative didn’t believe that the climate change can cause big dangerous. On the other hand, people care about the things that make them relax then nervous. I kind of agree with that, since older people care more about other things that affect their life immediately, however, I think people will care about the things that make them nervous more than relax, because they want to do well on these things. For example, in Ning’s example, she said most of students will go to relax rather than search books and get to know how they did on the exams after the exams have finished, but the truth is, students are nervous because of exams, they will spend time on it if they are really nervous or they care about this exam. I think her response is kind of different with me, we both mentioned that people are not thinking about climate change seriously. I focused more on the climate change and she focused on people.