Thursday December 7, 2000
Book 1: The Tub of Happiness
Bureaucracy Bountiful


Breya:This 300-page form is asking for the same information on every page!
Luna Bureaucrat:Company name, tax registry, employer license, statement of work ID number, and a signature.
Breya:Why on every page?
Luna Bureaucrat:In case the pages get separated, as per section 2, paragraph 21 of Form Processing Statement 477.
Breya:Couldn't you use carbon paper to speed this up?
Luna Bureaucrat:No. We can't have anyone's clothing getting smudged, as per section 4, paragraph 68 of the occupational safety ordinance 706.1
Breya:Hey, this is the 31st century. What about using a computer?
Luna Bureaucrat:Automation? That is explicitly proscribed by the bureaucracy employment protection act. No way.