JournalismPakistan.com December 2, 2013
Don’t people who make you sweat for it get on your nerves? There is something they can get done within 10 minutes but they’ll tell you to come on Monday.
You need HR to give you a letter, the guy will grin evilly and say, boss not here (sic) come next week.
But I need the damn thing today.
Sorry, we are closing.
You want to get a visa, why not just jump off the ledge and fly off because you are not getting it so uncross your fingers.
There is no rule that says you make the petitioner jump through hoops before you serve him.
What pleasure do we get out of making people wait? It is like all those with petty authority have to misuse it to feel important about their shoddy little jobs.
I am asking for a receipt the other day and the guy says the book is finished.
The receipt book, don’t have another, come tomorrow.
Come tomorrow, come tomorrow, come tomorrow, it is like a dirge.
You ask your bank for a cheque book they give you a form that will now be processed and then they will get back to you. They have your money, your money, not their money, your money but they will get back to you. This is the same bank that waits for the mouse to run up the clock and then starts making obscene calls because it is your day for credit card payment and you are 22 minutes overdue.
You ask a counter person, any counter person anywhere in the world and the first word will be…you got it…wait.
The only thing that doesn’t wait is bills…they come on time, man do they come on time.
(The writer is a Senior Editorial Advisor of Khaleej Times and the paper’s former Editor. He has also been the Editor of Gulf News, Gulf Today, Emirates Today and Bahrain Tribune)
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