A requisition filled out with a #2 pencil in quintuplicate double spaced and end over end numbered pages, And I wanted it yesterday”
I actually had that problem over 50 years ago in the Navy on board a large ship.
My shop was out of 1250 forms.
And I needed a 1250 to requisition a box of them.
I finally got a storekeeper to give me ONE out of a box in his storeroom as long as I promised to be back ASAP with it properly filled out and signed to pick up that box.
Which I did.
the last requisition in the box should be printed to requisition more requisitions.
Reminds me of Henry and Radar on M*A*S*H
“What am I signing, Radar?”“These are the forms to get the forms that enable us to order more forms, Sir.”
An old Navy trick (which some paople missed): When you get a box of req. forms, fill one out for more forms and place it near the bottom of the box.
We need toner to print checks to pay for more toner.
Brought me back to my military days ! Everything in triplicate, including the form requesting forms.
When I was an engineer at Boeing we had to fill out a “one-page test request” whenever we wanted to do wind tunnel aircraft tests. Sure enough, eventually I found a continuation page.
I bet Cosmo has some buried on his desk somewhere.
I had a supply clerk U. S. Navy) who, for short while, tried to require such forms for pens and pencils.
Forms, forms and more forms. I once worked for a large company that absolutely loved forms. We even had to fill out a form at the end of the week that stated we filled out all of the forms for the week. Thank goodness for middle management. I have to go take some aspirin now.
I needed to renew a permit to posses specimens for our museum collection. Government wouldn’t sent the permit until it had been paid for; university wouldn’t pay until the permit had been received…