There better be an excellent explanation for why the procedure is being done this way. I call bullshit. Don't hesitate to be forceful and assertive on your own behalf.
On an unrelated note, I'm waiting for the pizza to come out of the oven. And I watched some Finnish dude and Shaun White kill it on the mens' superpipe.
Shaun White is incredible!
I hope everything goes well with you Freelancer!