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.