Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Bureaucracy, Circles and Murphy

"Bureaucracy is the art of making the possible impossible" ~Javier Pascual Salcedo

"Bureaucracy" Everybody stands in a circle. The first person to do anything loses." ~Anonymous

I am off in a little while (or that is the plan) to the other side of town to turn in paperwork and then back home to spend the majority of the rest of the day on the telephone to see if I can move any of those circles at Kaiser.

Remember what I said about Murphy visiting this week? My reserved parking space is unavailable today as half of the driveways and parking places are closed for repaving until Wednesday at 7 a.m. when the other half will be closed. I didn't find out about this until last night because I don't generally go to the mailboxes where the notices are posted. But it sounds like it ought to work right?

We have a two car garage, one reserved space and 3 cars. Many of our neighbors are in a similar situation but only some pay for reserved spaces, instead parking in the visitor spots and a few outside the gates in the even more limited public parking. If last time is any example, several of my neighbors will ignore that reserved spaces are still reserved spaces even if there is only a sign and no paint.

Chaos will reign supreme for a week and everyone will play musical chairs with vehicles without the laughter (folks are often terribly serious and territorial about space and vehicles). It becomes an interesting study of human behavior, mine included. ;-)

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