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Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Twelve points for jam

The council is on an economy drive and every business unit must show, if not a profit, then not a stonking loss (remember that the next time you see a lollipop man). So we can't print or photocopy any more than 10 sheets of paper without first getting a quote from the council's Printing Unit. The process is:
  • You realise you need more than 10 sheets.
  • You ring the Printing Unit for a quote.
  • They email you the first number they thought of.
  • You say something rude.
  • You reply to the email asking if the quote is "quite right."
  • They email you a revised quote which works out as seven times the cost of just getting it done yourself.

Your tax pound at work.


Affer said...

Hmmm. Refer: the refrain from "The Gas Man Cometh", Flanders and Swann (1963).

Kevin Musgrove said...

Quite so, dear lad.

Madame DeFarge said...

You're allowed to buy paper?

Pat said...

Is this the end of biscuits with your coffee? My heart goes out to you all.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Madame DF: we're allowed to buy paper.

pat: we were always too low down in the food chain to get given biscuits. Or coffee come to that.

The Topiary Cow said...

Can you spoof their email address and just send yourself quotes of varying sizes? To save yourself the trouble...