There's a simple rule when it comes to PI dealings with paperwork: The easiest path will always be taken. If there are corners to cut or someone I can call instead of filling out yet another form, that's what's gonna happen. It's predictable and dependable, but incomprehensible to Administrators.
Today I had the following exchange:
Administrator: "Dear PLS, when reconciling your Pcard I found Tiny Issue and need an explanation by email."
PLS: "Here are two lines on Tiny Issue that took me 30sec to write. Does this satisfy you?"
Administrator: "Yes, thank you. If you plan on having a Tiny Issue in the future could you please fill out the pre-approval form at least two week ahead of time. You can find said form on our arcane and difficult to navigate website labeled as Something You Wouldn't Expect."
Riiiight, I will get all over that. Let me guess, it has to be hardcopy and delivered by a singing telegram, right?