I was back at the police station this week. I got a letter a week or so ago that said my first round of fingerprints didn't quite cut it for the CBI and FBI. Sheesh.
Apparently, this happens quite often, so I'm not the only one to feel unhuman. There's not a whole lot going on at work right now. State assessment tests start next week, so we're just looking to get those over and done with. It's so dull, I decided that going to the police station to get fingerprinted was the most productive use of my time.
I arrived and it was the usual waiting area cast of school employees, foster parent applicants, and criminals. Hard to say who was which. A few people got up to go outside and smoke a cigarette and/or make phone calls. One cigarette smoking woman did a few yoga-like stretches while hauling on her cigarette. Not a common sight.
Me, I decided to actually read the fingerprinting information materials. Word to the wise: bring a book or doodle pad if you ever need to get fingerprinted. Anyway, I learned that certain things can cause fingerprints to wear down to the point of not being good enough for the FBI. Two I remember are "age" and "hobbies".
I'm going to ignore the "age" thing and chalk it up to too much fingerpainting as a professional child.