Bureaucracy (was Seed permit)

Ellen Hornig hornig@earthlink.net
Sat, 22 Jan 2011 15:33:01 PST
But...but...couldn't it now be changed?  Now that we all know who to blame?

This reminds me of when I recently spent about 6 hours trying to contact our cable company to report an outage (not 6 solid hours, but off and on).  When I finally got through to the right person and reported it, she scheduled us for repair 3 days hence, but cheerfully observed "oh yes!  I can see on the map that several streets around you are out too."  "Oh", says I, "if you have a whole area out, won't you send someone sooner?"  "Can't", she says - "I have to wait until a few more people call to report it. "  "But maybe you haven't heard from them because they can't get through?" (gritting my teeth)  "Could be", she cheerfully replies, "but that's the rule".  

Such is life in the post-modern bureaucracy.  Doesn't matter if we know what's wrong - that doesn't give us a mandate to fix it.  Sigh.


>no that's the way that the Bush administration set up the peer to peer  
>computer communication authorization.
>On Jan 22, 2011, at 5:22 PM, James Waddick wrote:
>>> Why they have to physically verify your ID to use an online form,  
>>> but not to
>>> use a mail-in form, is one of the great mysteries 21st century  
>>> America.
>>> Mike
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