Government-Think

Notes from an account today…

Suzie Controller* states that she doesn’t want to participate in any payment initiative for any high dollar amount transactions due to the merchant fees for those transactions and rather than setting a dollar limit per transaction, she would prefer to not participate at all. She did state though that credit card payments could be made online. To pay by credit card you must go to http://www.cityofthefuckingstupid.org/*.

WIDTS: So you don’t want to participate due to the fees you’re going to be charged anyway when I decide to make my payment online? If it makes sense to a government employee, it has to be logical to everyone else, right? 

Does anyone else see why government-think is a retarded state of mind?

 

*names & identifying information has been changed to protect the guilty and to increase the hilarity.

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Hearing Impaired or Intelligence?

Hearing aid, photo taken in Sweden

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Me: And what is the card number that you would like to use today, sir?

Caller: It’s a Visa. Let me know when you’re ready for the number.

Me: Great. Can you use it to buy hearing aids?

*Actual caller handled by me while working for an answering service. Names & Identifying information have been changed. Bolded text is what I DESIRED to say…*

© 2011 by What I Desired to Say….

I Heard English, But…

Me: Did you want to use Visa or Mastercard today sir?

Caller: American Express.

Me: In which language do the words ‘Visa’ or ‘MasterCard‘ translate into American Express, sir?

*Actual caller handled by me while working for an answering service. Names & Identifying information have been changed. Bolded text is what I DESIRED to say…*

© 2010 by What I Desired to Say….