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Friday
Mar272009

Ball It Up

Even as a person who is quite fond of forests, but even fonder of the SuperTarget that clearing one makes room for, I am staggered at the sheer volume of paper waste the Department of Government Governmenting produces.  When I am posted at Coffee Obtainment Position One, I hold sway over two wastebaskets-- not the useless dainty powder-room kind, mind you, these are tall, lined, and ready for action--and they are invariably overflowing at the end of the day.

The most taxpayer-sickening aspect of all this is that we beg those who contract with us to communicate via email.  We offer discounts, and sometimes also lap dances.  But no:  Towers of documents in triplicate, bound, clipped, and Fed-Exed.

The worst offender?  The agency most dedicated to creating as much paper as humanly possible, without resource to this newfangled thingiedo known as an "electronic file?"

The Forest Service.

You'd think they'd at least want to invest in some job security.

origami boulders at:  mb@drinktothelasses.com

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Reader Comments (6)

...Both speechless, and typeless :-/

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterred pill junkie

SCARY!

March 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKris

origami boulders -- I have this vision of a huge piece of paper being folded and creased and folded and creased... and we have a paper boulder!

March 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCJ

The Forest Service? Really? Oh, the irony.

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterj.s.

And the second runner-up? The EPA

March 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMB
March 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterred pill junkie
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