Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Common sense

I want to talk about the serious matter of daily life. All of us have to enter mazes of paper and sometimes we get frustrated. Most of us have been to the DMV or other office and the lines are enough to drive us batty.

The fisrt thing one should do is resist the temptation to be obnoxious. Most of the time if you act like a jerk the paper pusher will find a way to pay you back. Most of the people who push paper do forget they are in the customer service business. However, if you take a profesional attitude it goes a long way. What do I need to do to fix this.

The next thing is do not lie as the consequences are very serious if one gets caught.
Paper pushers do not like getting lied to and then they go into Dick Tracy mode. It is much better to be honest and ask what you need to do to fix the problem. Most of the times the penalties for being untruthful are draconian, but they are there for a reason.

In complicated matters seek profesional help. Professionals are there for a reason and do not use just anyone. Do not attempt to be your own lawyer or accountant on serious issues. The reality is that poorly prepared forms are a waste of your time
and could cost you more to fix.

Dealing with paper pusher can tax one's nerves, but lashing out, saving nickels and not telling the truth makes matters far worse.


Always On Watch Two said...

Synchronicity! Last week my husband had to brave the DMV. He was patient inside but railed when he got out.

beakerkin said...


I can not stress enough what a mess people make when they tell a fib.Telling the truth is the best policy as well as answering carefully.

Farmer John said...

...okay, just out of spite, I'll take the opposite position. The truth won't get you hired when you're a conservative trying to get a job in Academia, beak.

You need to give the PC answer, NOT the truth.

Farmer John said...

Harry Reid and nacy Pelosi would have lost their jobs long ago if they ever told the truth.

beakerkin said...


You are 100% correct but that is a disgrace. The truth is that even an honest Liberal won't get hired.

In the book Lovesong Julius Lester is being harassed by a nobody for being too pro-Israel in the Black Studies Department. The notion of someone's position on Israel being a litmus test in a area unrelated to Israel such as Black studies is part of the Marxist insularity that is a problem.

Lester teaches in the Judaic section and no longer has to deal with the gulag mentality.Marxism is mental slavery and an abomination.

jams o donnell said...

Being the "paper pusher" in a oprevious job I know full well the pits people dig when the truth would have had their problems resolved quickly and to their advantage.

In drastic cases people who lied to me found themselves at their country of departure....

Mr. Beamish the Kakistocrat said...

Paperwork assumes the Archives will never burn... they have the most faith in the system's immortality.

Ask a geneologist how he feels about William Tecumseh Sherman's burning of courthouses.

Support your local paper pusher. He's our messenger to the future.

Ducky's here said...

Beak, scroll down to unbearably correct looks like you need to contact L'il Davey Ho'boy over at Frontpage to stop this disgraceful indoctrination, and stop it now!

Ducky's here said...

.... then scroll to "In Support of Marxism" Same place

beakerkin said...


As Marxists are by definition idiots they should not be in education. They should be in freak shows and appear for tar and feathering events.

kevin said...

...or in the natural history museum, Moscow Man, LOL.

Warren said...

Or lined up and pickled with plenty of cotton stuffed up their asses, (like Lenin), to keep them from leaking.

Unfortunately, like Ducky, they are the walking (brain) dead.

The Merry Widow said...

I have found that a combination of courtesy and good humor greases the gears...and speeds things up.
And NOT telling the truth isn't an option!
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!


Urban Infidel said...

I'm always polite because I want to get out of there as fast as possible. Last time I went to the DMV, I had to endure the commentary of the oblivious paper pushing females whose utterances while I stood there patiently waiting included, "Oooh, hon-ey! That man makes my thing sting."

Needless to say, I lost my appetite for lunch.