1. I’d like an application form, please.
2. What do you intend to apply for? We have thousands of forms.
1. I’d like to apply for a loan.
2. A loan of what, specifically?
1. Money. A loan of money.
2. In that case, you’ll need to fill in an application form to apply for a loan application form.
1. You mean I have to fill in a form to apply for a form?
1. Why can’t I apply for a loan without having to apply for a form to apply for a loan?
2. Because that’s not the way we do things here, sir.
2. Okay what?
1. Okay, could I have an application form to apply for an application form please.
2. Could you come back in an hour? It’s almost lunch time.
1. But I’ve been in this queue for hours.
2. Is your case urgent?
2. In that case, you’ll need to fill in an application form to apply for special assistance.
1. And then what?
2. If your application for special assistance is approved, then you can fill in an application form to apply for an application form for a loan.
1. How long will it take for my application for special assistance to be approved?
2. Three days.
1. Lemme get this straight. If I wait till after lunch, I won’t have to fill in an application form for special assistance.
2. That’s correct.
1. So I might as well stay here until you come back from lunch.
2. In that case, you’ll need to fill in an application form to receive permission to stay here in the queue during lunch hour.
1. And how long will that take?
2. We won’t be able to process the application until after lunch, sir.
1. In which case I won’t need it.
1. Do you have any idea how ludicrous all this bureaucratic nonsense is?
2. It’s standard procedure, sir.
1. This is ridiculous! I’ve changed my mind. I no longer wish to apply for a loan.
2. In that case, sir, you’ll need to fill in this change-of-mind application form…
2. Some people…
Frustration with bureaucracy and forms.