A few words of wisdom for everyone: If you can't win, change the rules. If you can't change the rules, ignore them. If you can't beat em, join em, then beat em. When forced to compromise, ask for more. When given a choice, take both. Do it by the book, but be the author. Bureaucracy is a challenge to the be conquered with a righteous attitude, an intolerance for stupidity, and bulldozer when necessary.