"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
"We're not that well organized, but we know where everybody is."
Tags:organized, organization, organization skill, organization skills, organisation skill, organisation skills, disorganized, disorganised, disorganisation, disorganization, slob, slobs, slovenly, justification, justifications, justify, justifies, justifying, mess, messes, messy, messiness, file, files, filing cabinet, filing cabinets, inefficient, efficiency expert, efficiency experts, unorganized, unorganised, desk, desks, office desk, office desks, sea of papers, lost
"Maybe it's always the person you least suspect because you're not a good detective."
Tags:police, policing, crime, criminal, criminals, investigating, investigates, investigated, suspect, suspects, suspicion, suspicious, least suspect, person you least suspect, bad detective, detectives, incompetent, inept, incompetent, inefficient, ineffectual, cliche, cliches, expose, exposed, exposes, exposed, saying, sayings
"I'll put you on the next flight, but first I have to type each of these keys ten million times."
"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
The Last Husband and Wife Team Hired
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
Tags:business, businessman, businessmen, executive, executives, manager, managers, office, office, office life, bored, boredom, boring, paper, papers, document, documents, mail, post, art, creative, creativity, origami, paper folding, paper-folding, hobby, hobbies, in box, in-box, inbox, out box, out-box, outbox, inboxes, outboxes, in boxes, out boxes, in-boxes, out-boxes, incompetent, incompetents, incompetence, inefficient, japan, japanese
"Look, all I'm asking is that we let market forces bring a greater degree of efficiency into our marriage."
Tags:market, wall street, market forces, efficiency, free market, free markets, marriage problem, marriage problems, capitalist, capitalists, capitalism, inefficient, marriages, marriage trouble, marriage troubles, downsize, downsizes, downsizing, efficient, efficiency expert, efficiency experts, cut costs, cutting costs, modern marriage, modern marriages, mankoff
"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?"
"Simple stone tool."
Tags:surgery, surgeon, doctor, doctors, simple, primitive, primitives, caveman, cavemen, neolithic, stone age, stone ages, operation, operations, ineffective, medicine, blunt, inefficient, ineffectual, comparison, similar, similarity, modern, prehistoric, primeval, ancient, history, prehistory, historical, prehistorical, operating table, medicine, medical
"If you want to buy this, I'm afraid I'm going to need to see some justification."
Tags:suv, suvs, oversize, oversized, oversize vehicle, oversized vehicles, offroad, off-road, van, vans, minivan, minivans, car, cars, car salesman, car salesmen, car buyer, car buyers, suburb, suburbs, suburban, trend, trends, trendy, unnecessary, dealer, dealers, car dealer, car dealers, auto dealer, auto dealers, waste, wasteful, fuel efficiency, inefficient, gas, environmentalist, environmentalists, environmentalism, pollute, pollutes, polluting, pollution
"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've deregulated Arthur, but he still doesn't run very efficiently."
Tags:restaurant, restaurants, fancy restaurant, fancy restaurants, upper-class dinner conversation, highbrow conversation, highbrow, economics, economists, financial regulation, deregulation, regulation, deregulate, free market, free market economics, free market capitalism, political ideology, political ideologies, efficient, inefficient, banking crisis, global financial crisis