Since this country has become a haven for scammers and criminals, no one trusts anyone anymore. I happen to have a BA in History and am looking for a job. I figured I'd go over to volunteer to do some typing and translating for a local history museum. I don't really like History but want to get out of the house for a while and build up my karma a little bit. I went in and "interviewed" for 45 minutes. Long story short, I can't do any work there until I provide three professional references. I could do this, but I'm not sure it's worth the hassle to pester my old professors. I'll just volunteer for my neighbor-down-the-street's dog charity instead. Am I just being a wuss? Or is America extremely uptight these days?