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Monday, April 20, 2009

Why I hate Government offices

  • Unbearably lo....ng queues. It's almost as if there's a queue of people who are waiting to get into queue.
  • Several hot, sweaty bodies crammed into an unbearably hot place......People could make a killing by marketing deodorants in these places.
  • Rude officers - Now, this is a big one with me. I think that if you are in a position of power, you should not abuse it. There was this loud-voice "gentle"man at the office today who kept yelling at people and making fun of them for the most ridiculous things. Most of the people who were there were young college kids who really didn't say anything back. I was almost hoping he'd say something to me, just so I could ask him to shut up. No such luck, though....
  • Lack of clear instructions and basic facilities. When someone is trying to test your eyesight and they point in the general direction of a door and ask you to read, you tend to look for something that's supposed to test your vision, right??? Well, not if you go into a govt. office. You just look carefully to see if anyone has scribbled anything on the door....maybe if you are lucky enough, the officer would have pointed to the door that has a tiny handwritten sign above it that says "Record Verification" or something similar. Oh....and don't even think of asking what you should be reading......just follow the instructions....it's fine even if you read something that's written on the T-shirt of someone that's standing in that area.
  • You go in for an online test....stand in the queue for more than three hours.....and then find that none of the computers are working. What do you do??? Come back home and rant on your blog, of course.....

8 comments:

sra said...

We had to use influence to submit an application. Just submit an application, can you imagine? No one knew the rules.

Asha said...

I hear you girl! We go to Indian Embassy here for Passport and stuff. It's just so ugly, they treat us like criminals for some reason. They snicker and laugh at us for no reason, treat young children so badly. Lot of people have scribbled such horrible things on the sofas there while waiting, you can't believe the words but I can understand the feeling.
I dread going to Embassy, trying to get the US citizenship ASAP so I don't have to deal with them ever again.

I am sure it's worse in India! :(

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Every single word that you have written is true... Long lines, makes other people annoyed and ultimatly annoy us too... Lack of interest towards work is also a problem though... Always wonder when and how this will end... We should take some efforts to put an end...

Happy cook said...

Yeah i know how it is, it took me almost a year to get me some papers which i neede here.
I totally agree ppl with poer should not at all abuse.

ARUNA said...

wow it all sounds so scary!!Standing in queue without any choice is soo horrible! It somehow reminds me of tirumala balaji darshan, those long waits etc!

Bharathy said...

Good read!!!..and you have said it right..!!
..all we can do is Pity and sigh around the helplessness over the crazy situations of our govt offices..

Pavithra said...

ALl time favourite for everyone ... so nice

Vani said...

that's so annoying!! and nothing seems to work without bribes. even then, you need middle men who need to be paid! what a lousy system we have. need to tkae the rot out somehow.