When I was little my mother gave me the game of Clue for my birthday or Christmas (i forget) and I was constantly trying to bribe my sisters into playing it with me. I always had to be Mr. Green so I could be the green playing piece, of course.
I had a very vivid imagination. I was also extremely gullible.
As I got a little older, I realized that detective work was actually just a lot of paperwork and that detectives did very little running down dark alleys or talking on shoe phones. I was pretty disappointed and decided that I would much rather be a veterinarian- but only of cats, dogs and horses- nothing else.
But I'll have to tell you about that another time. My perception of what veterinarians did was a bit distorted as well.