Thursday, July 22, 2010
(NSW Parliament House - 'he's in there somewhere')
Moi: "Good afternoon! Just wondering how my exemption application is going?"
Ministry of Roads: "Well if you'd like to give us your number we'll get someone to call you back."
Moi: (of course you will, darling!!!) "You have been telling me that line for months, and truth to tell I'm a little jaded of it now; namely because...no-one ever does!!"
Ministry of Roads: "Oh OK we will try & see to it that someone from the 'policy section' calls you then."
Moi: (whatever!!) "Thank you. But perhaps the minister will just meet me face-to-face as per my request in the first instance?"
Ministry of Roads: "Oh well, if you wish to meet the Minister you have to send a request in writing via email or letter."
Moi: (AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!) "I've done that hundreds of times as per all your department's numerous requests."
Ministry of Roads: ".............hhhmmmn OK we really will try and get someone from 'policy' to call you back."
...to put it simply, I am ill-equipped to deal with departmental logic & protocols...