Posts Tagged ‘Bureaucracy’

I Even KNEW That!

September 21, 2016

My painful lesson for the day:

If a bureaucratic system tells you that you will be contacted if anything further from you is required, you will not be contacted regardless if something further from you is required or not, unless it is a much delayed form letter informing you that you still haven’t submitted the information you have already submitted.

There’s A 100% Chance You People Are Terrible At Your Job

July 11, 2016

What follows is a truer than I like excerpt from a recent notice I got from the city:

“Blah blah blah required by law to tell you no later than twelve months after the fact, so eleven months and twenty-nine days ago . . . blah blah blah results of 5.1% when the mandated acceptable level is 5.0% . . . blah blah blah BUT we only performed ninety-nine of the mandated one hundred and twenty tests to reach this number, so . . . blah blah blah oh, and by the way, we also neglected to perform an entirely different mandated test, but this doesn’t mean your water quality has been affected, because statistically speaking . . .”