The frustration began when I had to do a training video about scouting rules. This I can understand as if I had children in the program I would want people to abide by the rules. But the rules are largely common sense, and as teacher, I have to constantly have an up to date criminal background check, child abuse clearance and FBI finger print clearance, so it was a little annoying that I couldn't just give them copies of that.
Then after I watched the video and took the quizzes that they gave, I was handed a stack of paperwork. Which, as a writer, you would think I'd be happy to do... not really.
So when I got to the final page of the paperwork I decided that I was done with this silly process and I started being more and more ridiculous until I came to the final part of the application.
One of the merit badges that I volunteered to be a counselor for was the reading merit badge. It then asked for my credentials. I could have told them about my education, or the fact that I'm a PA certified English teacher, or that I am a published author, but after all that paperwork I was feeling rather snotty so instead I wrote, "I can read very gooder than most."
I sent in the application and just the other day got a reply. Accepted!
I guess the Boy Scouts of America have a sense of humor. :)