uncivil servants

Posted by Daniela Elza on Jun 24 2010

Next time you get furious or frustrated with the service or assistance you do not get from the public sector you can look up how much we pay for this privilege.

I looked up a few that have been on my radar. Not sure why we call them “servants.” They act like they are running the show, and playing some game with unclear rules of pin-the-blame-on-someone-else. The this-is-not-my-department game. Then point you to some other desk, to someone else who gives you the same message.

When you do a few rounds, you are not sure who is running the show. It is more like the show is running us. At least now you can see how much our tickets to show cost us.
Interestingly, the following quote came my way, as well, today (via steve dekorte’s blog):

“Most people prefer to believe their leaders are just and fair even in the face of evidence to the contrary, because once a citizen acknowledges that the government under which they live is lying and corrupt, the citizen has to choose what he or she will do about it.

To take action in the face of a corrupt government entails risks of harm to life and loved ones. To choose to do nothing is to surrender one’s self-image of standing for principles. Most people do not have the courage to face that choice. Hence, most propaganda is not designed to fool the critical thinker but only to give moral cowards an excuse not to think at all.” – Michael Rivero

2 Responses to “uncivil servants”

  1. Rob Taylor Says:

    I assume there’s a story here…

  2. Daniela Elza Says:

    yes, but I will be nice and not mention any names. you can seek out your favourite ones. this is about the phenomenon, which is a source of frustration, and, at the odd time, of contemplation.:-)