I left school in 1984 after just doing one year of A Levels. Science always interested me but I went to college etc. and to new endeavours. One day in class, we were taught Bohr's idea of the atom and after the teacher rambled on, we had to draw the idea of the atom into our text books. Whilst doing that, it got me thinking. As the teacher was ambling by, he asked me what I was thinking. I told him, "If I have hot water, milk and coffee to represent the components of the atom as per Mr Bohr and I make various cups of coffee with different ratios, I just get weak to strong coffee and watery to milky coffee. I don't get different hardnesses, materials etc.. so something is missing or not right". He told me not to be so stupid. So I never went into science. Many years later, working in retail, I met a science teacher as a customer and I explained my school experience. Since then, scientists have since found, quarks, hadrons, laptons etc.. and obviously much more to an atom. She said, "It's people like you that's needed in science". Too late, very qualified in the construction field and 15 years times, retirement. So science has always interested me, hence why I'm here, but have you encountered such problems like this?