December 1, 2008

The Government That Never Learns

A standard dictionary will define a servant as: A person employed to assist in domestic matters; sometimes living in the employer’s house. The second definition clearly states: “A government worker.” To the best of my recollection, to serve is to prove a service to someone, but of course you do not see this in many of the government offices in Malaysia.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but it seems as if we are the ones who have to behave dutifully whenever we have business at any government agency. We have to smile, nod and be so nice to them because we are afraid that they might just “lose” our application if we so much as frown.

Don’t you also get the feeling that some of them go out of their way to make things difficult for you? We are the midst of applying for a company signage. Each time we propose a name, they contest it and give stupid suggestions that don’t work. And so, what would perhaps take a month to approve, takes half a year.

Can someone enlighten me on the great level of “difficulty” involved in signage approval? Does it take back breaking work and scientific formulas? I don’t think so. If it did, we wouldn’t have the kind of people we do right now working in these departments. What’s really irksome is that they are so non customer-oriented and are oblivious to the fact that we are paying their salaries.

Just wait until the next election comes along. We will rid their lazy behinds and when out of a job, they might then truly understand the meaning of what it is to be a servant. Idiots!


Anonymous said...

they will never learnt. mindset will not change either.

Anonymous said...

nothing new. hope their behind can still stay after next year March.

Chetz Yusof said...

Great blog post. I do agree with you! Someone need to tell them to their face. And this not only to those who work with the government but also those who are non customer-oriented.

Chetz Yusof