"Under new business: Peterson, at Hammond Point Beach, reports that a person in the water is flailing about and calling for help. Peterson wants to know what action, if any, he should take."
Tags:rescue, rescuing, initiative, meeting, meetings, inefficient, inefficiency, life guard, life-guard, lifeguards, discuss, discussing, discussion, business, businesses, boardroom, boardrooms, problem, problems, decision, decisions, indecisive, agenda, agendas, bureaucracy, bureaucratic, bureaucracy, pointless, initiatives
"If this turns out to be the right form, let me know."
Tags:paperwork, nightmare, nightmares, nightmarish, bureaucracy, bureaucracies, government, government employee, government employees, government worker, government workers, inefficient, inefficiency, inefficiencies, apathy, apathetic, paper, papers, paper pusher, paper pushers, paper pushing, form, forms, government form, government forms, dmv, department of motor vehicles
Zorro, The Embroiderer
Tags:zorro, calling card, calling cards, hero, heroes, legend, legends, masked man, masked men, embroider, embroiders, embroidery, embroiderer, embroiderers, mysterious masked man, sew, sewing, sewing circle, sewing circles, mark, marks, marking, patience, patient, impatience, impatient, wait, waits, waiting, inefficient, inefficiency
Behind Closed Doors.
"Final, revised government figures for the fourth quarter of 1981 now indicate that the Yankees, not the Dodgers, won the World Series."
Tags:sports, government, bureaucracy, government bureaucracy, government bureaucracies, libertarian, libertarians, conservative, conservatives, slow-moving, government waste, government figure, government figures, inefficient, inefficiency, inefficiencies, baseball, baseball team, baseball teams, economic data, economic news, world series, mankoff
Bank customers and bank tellers wait in line to meet with each other.
"Fine - now pan around to the front."
Tags:fashion, trends, style, television, inefficient, inefficiency, inefficiencies, technologies, haircut, haircuts, barbershop, barbershops, barber, barbers, cutting hair, hairstylist, hairstylists, hairstyle, hairstyles, needlessly complicated, mirror, mirrors, mirror replacement, mirror replacements, mankoff
Six people walk one dog.
Tags:incompetent, incompetence, dog walker, dog walkers, dog walking, inefficient, inefficiency, efficiency expert, efficiency experts, redundant, redundancy, useless, uselessness, too many cooks, waste of energy, wastes of energy, dog, dogs, canine, canines, pooch, pooches, look after, looked after, leash, leashes, lead, leads
"I haven't gotten as much done, but I've had a lot more energy ever since I replaced Gloria with a smoothie."
Tags:smoothie, smoothies, receptionist, receptionists, assistant, assistants, secretary, secretaries, energy, energies, replace, replacement, executive, executives, businessman, businessmen, businessperson, businesspeople, business man, business men, business person, business people, smoothie, smoothies, energise, energize, blend, blending, inefficient, inefficiency, offices
"Could you repeat that confirmation number?"
"The beer should be cold in two hours."
Tags:beer, cool, cools, chill, chills, chiller, beach, beach vacation, beach vacations, beach holiday, beach holidays, cold, cold beer, lager, chilled, solar panel, solar panels, environmentally friendly, sustainable, sustainable energy, green energy, inefficient, inefficiency, dogmatic, environmentalist, environmentalists, environmentalism, reduce, recycle, reuse, green lifestyle, green lifestyles
"I'm beginning to have serious doubts about the efficiency of those psychological job-placement tests."
Tags:efficient, efficiency, job placement, job placement test, job placement tests, job market, job markets, test, tests, exam, exams, examination, examinations, standardized test, standardized tests, standardised test, standardised tests, inefficient, inefficiency, job candidate, job candidates, new hire, new hires, recruiter, recruiters, job recruiter, job recruiter, job recruitment, recruitment, hiring officer, hiring officers
"I'm adding a ten percent surcharge to cover inefficiency and corruption."
Tags:restaurant, restaurants, fast food, dining out, eating out, meal, meals, food, eating, dining, server, servers, cashier, cashiers, service, customer service, order, orders, ordering, charge, charges, surcharge, surcharges, bill, bills, pay, payment, money, total, business, company, companies, corporate, corporation, corporations, corruption, inefficiency, inefficiencies, scandal, scandals, ethics, unethical, accounting, customer, customers, passing on the cost, passing on the costs, corporate greed, greed, modern life