Black Wednesday

Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:

First half property taxes are due May 15th. When I arrived at work this morning, customers were already lined up outside, waiting for the doors to open at 8 AM.

Retail stores open at midnight on Thanksgiving to serve customers. Banks are open on weekends to serve customers. Why aren’t we having extended hours when we know demand will be heavy?

Why doesn’t government have customer service?

Joe Doakes

It doesn’t need it.  While in the private sector “Service” means, well, service, in government it’s a euphemism for “showing the proles who’s boss”.

7 thoughts on “Black Wednesday

  1. Why doesn’t government have customer service?

    That’s the silliest question I have ever heard. Government has all kinds of customers serving it.

  2. “We’re from the government (read employed by) and we’re here to help you.” When we get around to it. Line starts down the block around the corner.

  3. its easier to think of government service as being very similar to what happens when you take your mare to a stud farm.

  4. No way, MacArthur. When you do that, at least you get something you want.

  5. Am I missing something? Sherburne County includes envelopes with the bill so you can mail in your payment.

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