OK, so I’m back. Hey ya’ll, it’s been a while.
What have I been up to? Well, moving from Kalifornia to Michigan for one (That whole adventure will be posted once I get the time to do it right). Suffice to say, much fun was had on that trip.
Oh, and as soon as I get back from Kali, I pick up a job that has me working in Sacramento… Go figure. But, it’s all good. More frequent flyer miles for me.
Here’s what’s on this free man’s mind today.
I’ve been pretty quiet about the whole political environment for a bit. Mostly because there has been lots of other personal stuff going on to deal with, but trust me, I keep an eye on things.
So, let’s put this into context. I’m finally back in Michigan. We finally get to move into our fabulous new digs. Life is returning to good, except for the crummy weather. Now I get to do what everyone just hankers to do…Go to the post office and Secretary of State (DMV for you Kali types) to deal with change of address stuff (and mail some packages). Who hates going to the post office or sec state (DMV)? EVERYBODY! Is it not the worst, most detested experience? I actually lucked out at the post office (first stop). I was only like, fourth in line. By the time I got to the counter the line was out to the door, and people were already walking out shaking their heads in disgust.
Sec State was even more frightening. I spent 20 minutes in a line just to get a number to get in another line! What? Just to change my address? And the place is not all that crowded. The guy in front of me turned back to me and said “I hate coming to this place for anything!” Don’t we all. Think about it. Aren’t all the clerks just not so interested in expediting what we’re there for? Is there no motivation to get everyone through in the most efficient manner? I’d hear someone calling numbers so meekly…101, 102, 103… You better be Johnny on the spot cause you’ll miss you turn. Oh, could you call out those numbers a little bit louder please? Maybe give more than a second before you call the next number? Ya’ll know what I mean. Have you ever seen customers in one of those offices happy (besides when they actually get called up or are leaving)? Really, think about it.
OK, so now I’ll throw in my 2 dollars on the political angle (you knew this had to be coming).
If this minor stuff (address change, post office) is such a pain in the arse, what the heck are we going to do if government takes control of our health care? Think about it. Simple things like sending a priority mail envelope with delivery confirmation takes 30 minutes. Changing your driver’s license takes an hour. The folks you’re dealing with don’t give a rat’s arse. What the heck is it going to take to get flipping surgery? Post office, DMV; government run agencies. Is that what you want to deal with health care wise? Number 103 for heart surgery please step forward… oops, no takers, number 104? Oh, and I’ve been waiting for months, sorry, my heart just gave out at number 100. Let’s have a fun wake… Get the picture. Government makes a mess of most everything they get their hands on and we want to trust them with our health care (read, our lives)? Ya, right. Why does UPS and Fedex thrive and make so much money delivering packages if the post office is so great? Hmmmmm. The post office doesn’t even MAKE money. Why are they still around?
Be careful what you wish for USA.