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When you turn on the light in the kitchen and the counter starts to move, it's a bad start to the day.  Massive ant invasion.  I cleaned up and gooshed as much as I could before I had to leave for work, but I knew it wasn't enough.  Kate gooshed more of them before she left for school.  When I got home, she had taken apart the kitchen and living room, bug-bombed the place, and was vacuuming up the corpses.

I helped her with that as much as I could before rushing off to Scout meeting, because I had promised to bring my video projector.  Turned out that the Scout who was doing the video had brought his own projector.  There were several Scout families there: the Scout had evaporated when he hit high school, and now that he was six months from his 18th birthday he was back to 'finish up' his Eagle.  All the years we needed our older Scouts, and they were nowhere, and now they want us to put in extra hours to help them make their Eagles, and once they get them, they will never be seen again.

I decided to go home before I punched out the next parent who wanted the  next three evenings and two weekends of my life so Biffy can 'earn' his Eagle.  If Biffy had EARNED his Eagle, he wouldn't have been AWOL for three years.  The next "I haven't seen you in so long!" smile was going to go home crosswise, so I came home instead.

Not my best day.


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Sep. 1st, 2009 04:45 am (UTC)
Ick, ants. Hope that problem gets cleared up right away.

There ought to be some sort of regulation in place that prevents that sort of last-minute "kamikaze" Eagle... continuous activity requirement or some such.
Sep. 1st, 2009 06:30 am (UTC)
There used to be such a requirement for every rank advancement, to prevent Scouts from advancing too fast, or from earning ranks without being active. It was removed on the basis that it wasn't fair.

I can't complain too much; I covered Second and First Class in the same Board of Review.

Sep. 1st, 2009 06:28 am (UTC)
We had a lot of those in my troop. Sports and girls were more important than Scouting, but darnitall, they sure deserved to get their Eagles, didn't they? Grr.

Sep. 1st, 2009 03:08 pm (UTC)
On the plus side, you may have a new CTC plot inspiration. The ants, not the lame scouts or their parents.
Sep. 1st, 2009 09:08 pm (UTC)
That's what the Stick Figure Dragons are for. ;)
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