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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?
2. Yes.
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.
1. Okay.
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?
1. Yes.
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.
2. Correct.
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…
1. GOODBYE!
2. Some people…

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Frustration with bureaucracy and forms.

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Comments

  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98over 4 years ago

    Like you I’ve had a gut full of forms in recent times. I am convinced that most of them are compiled by sadists with nothing better to do than to make them as ambiguous as possible, thereby enraging the applicant to the extent he says, “Sod it” and tears it up in disgust. I speak from personal experience!! LOL
    Peter

  • I suspect 99.9% of people agree with you, Georgie. Hehe.

    – Gary Kelly

  • lilirishvamp
    lilirishvampover 4 years ago

    oh wow thats brilliance right there true brilliance lol

  • Thank you very much for the compliment. I’m kinda overwhelmed, actually. I certainly didn’t expect that!

    – Gary Kelly

  • Terry Everson
    Terry Eversonover 4 years ago
    A classic Gary, reminds me of `Yes Minister`.
  • Ah, yes, what a great show that was! I’m a great admirer of British comedy, Terry. And it all started with the Goons – Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan. These days, Stephen Fry is flying the flag, and I think he’s great.

    – Gary Kelly

  • John Vandeven
    John Vandevenover 4 years ago

    Ha Ha….What a ripper, I can understand where you comming from mate…

  • Yes, John. But the bureaucrats never will.

    – Gary Kelly

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    Could it be possible that there might be 0.1% who disagree with georgieboy98?
    Thanks so much for the laugh Gary :)

  • Well, Trish, somebody’s gotta be responsible for creating the forms in the first place… so yeah.

    – Gary Kelly

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    Hmmm … forgot about that :)

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