Friday, August 13, 2010

When a Bureaucrat Says Blah, Blah, Blah

I couldn't believe it.

I listened to a voice message from a federal agency employee who gave a lengthy explanation ladened with excuses for why he had taken years to fix something for the Port Authority that his agency had listed in error.

He actually spoke the words, "Blah.  Blah.  Blah" in his voice mail.  Hear the entire voice mail here.

Sadly, I think he actually could have arranged to fix the problem in less time than it took for him to leave the voice mail message.  I'm not joking.

The voice mail was from early 2008.  I was reminded of this person when a message came into my e-mail last night.  It was titled "Not Read" and had the bureaucrat's name. Apparently, he never read his e-mail that was first sent four years ago and cleared it without reading it.

I was more amazed the guy is still employed than I was that he hadn't read my e-mail.

And people wonder why bureaucrats get a bad name.

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