Thursday, November 17, 2005

A Bureaucrat's Aside

Despite what the local media seems to think, we at The Bureaucracy never do anything unethical, immoral, or illegal. This last one seems to be a bit of trouble for some of our clients, who want us to break, not the laws of the Commonwealth or the Federal Government, but the laws of Mathematics.

Let me try to explain this last one:

Despite what the clients seem to think, 1 + 1 + 2 + 1 does not = 3... no matter how hard you may try.

OK, we can make 1 + 1 + 2 + 1 = 6, that's easy: just add in a larger value of 1.

But 3? Ridiculous.

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