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Only in America…

Only in America…

would they want to charge overseas tourists $10 to register for the privilege of visiting America. So they can fund a travel tourism promotion group aimed at … getting overseas tourists to come to America. And explain to tourists why they have to be fingerprinted and give away lots of their personal details.

Nothing like being scanned for fingerprints and asked if I was involved in a Canadian drink-driving incident in 1994 to make one feel welcome when entering the land of liberty and freedom. Looks like I’ll have to pay an extra $10 for the privilege soon…

Here's my receipt for your receipt…

Here's my receipt for your receipt…

My previous place of work was a £4 billion public sector organisation with staff on hand to clean telephones, so when I say that my current place of work has bureaucracy up the wazoo, it’s not an observation I make lightly.

The current office obsession is about moving desks and rearranging offices – more on that story tomorrow. But as part of that, I had to fill in a purchase order form for a new desk, and get that signed by the manager. Or so I thought.

Nope, it turns out that the form I filled in was not for a purchase order, but a request for a purchase order. Which still needed to be signed by the manager. And now there’s a purchase order form, but that also needs to be signed by the manager.

So in upshot, I’ve had to fill in a form and get it signed by my manager, so that I can get another form to get that signed by my manager.

And thus, I break my self-imposed rules about not blogging about work.

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