Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller

Non Sequitur

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  1. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 6 years ago

    Sometimes ya gotta do what ya gotta do…

  2. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, over 6 years ago

    That’s pretty much it in a nutshell.

  3. magnamax

    magnamax said, over 6 years ago

    Just pass the hoops and you get on the merry-go-round with no exit. Department of Defense is the same way.

  4. kreole

    kreole said, over 6 years ago

    A Classic…needs to framed.

  5. Reverend.Bill

    Reverend.Bill said, over 6 years ago

    Originally published 1/27/06

  6. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, over 6 years ago

    Scary-true. So much paperwork to re-title a car (as I had to do once), plus new license-number, and so forth. And no sympathy at all from the officious drones….

  7. pbarnrob

    pbarnrob said, over 6 years ago

    “Officious drones” get the same pay whether you’re happy or not, and whether their performance is ample or not.

    Any organization without a feedback loop is running what, in electronics, we call “open-loop”, and is subject to stray howls and bizarre behavior.

    Suggestion boxes, online ombudsman, and whistleblower protections will (someday) make bureaucracies (and private enterprises too) much more servicable. That’s the world I want to live in, and why I suggest it.

  8. cdward

    cdward said, over 6 years ago

    Actually, our DMV has become surprisingly efficient. My wife just got her new license, and the whole experience took 20 minutes. You can even renew your license online.

    Now, the hoops we have to jump through for our insurance company ….

  9. dtut

    dtut said, over 6 years ago

    Dismal thought for the day: We are no longer a manufacturing economy, and are in the transition to a “service economy” – whatever that is. In order to maintain employment, will we have to come up with more and more positions for officious drones? And, of course, live with what that does to our lives?

  10. dyno-shore(rainbowceiling)

    dyno-shore(rainbowceiling) GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    What’s with all the hoopla? and blowing smoke up my bottom?

  11. twypsi

    twypsi said, over 6 years ago

    Yeah, here in Michigan it has become surprisingly efficient. I can register on-line(as long as I have proof of insurance). I recently changed the ownership of a vehicle, the whole process took less than 20 minutes and they were very helpful. But, I remember days when this was not so…oh the humanity!!!

  12. jefferis

    jefferis GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    I just ran into this person in S. Yarmouth MA, who wanted me to wait in a 45 minute line just to pick up a form for a handicap sticker for my ailing father. All the other forms were on tables, so I asked if there was one for the handicapped sticker. She said, “well I can give you one but you have to get in line.” I said, “I’m not applying today, I have to take it to my father and the doc has to sign it. I just need the blank form.” “You still have to stand in line,” she said. I took the form and left. I heard today that the government has hired 180,000 additional federal employees this past year. So much for “stimulus” and for “saving or creating” new jobs. This IS our FUTURE!

  13. ZorkArg

    ZorkArg said, over 6 years ago

    The DMV, the Post Office, and other such bureaucracies -


  14. YatInExile

    YatInExile GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    No way is that the DMV. The line is too short.

  15. DesultoryPhillipic

    DesultoryPhillipic said, over 6 years ago

    Her first sentence is indicative of how “all” government works. Too bad if you don’t like it!

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