This is not to say bureaucracy scares me. I think it is more accurate to say I scare bureaucracy. Another case in point: I had an appointment scheduled with the local department of labor office to go over benefits and such. I show up at the appointed time. It is a small office of about 10 cubicles and a receptionist. I walk up to the receptionist and say I have an appointment. She looks at me like I'm nuts and says, "Well, we usually don't make appointment. Who are you seeing?"
I realize I had left my note that I had scribbled on the desk at my home, and I said, "I don't remember. I think it starts with 'M.'"
To this, the receptionist says, "Well, we don't have anybody like that here. Come back when you can give me a name."
To which I said, "There's like 10 cubicles here, only 5 of which are occupied right now. Can't you just call back there and ask who has an appointment?"
"Against procedure," she says, emphatically shaking her head.
The Troubler of
Problem solved, though I doubt I will ever see a dime of unemployment after that escapade.