Skip to comments.Another Amazing Example of Government Stupidity and Political Correctness
Posted on 04/20/2014 8:31:25 AM PDT by Kaslin
If you had to pick the most inane, pointless, and intrusive example of government stupidity, what would you pick?
We have lots of examples of regulators running amok.
But we also have really absurd examples of wasteful spending.
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We once had a large black female OSHA inspector tell us that we needed to have a rescue boat on site and the workeres needed to be wearing life jackets when they were working near a drainage ditch that had 6” of water in it.
We asked to see that section of the regs, but she couldn’t find it, though she was just sure it was in there.
Wrote us up for insufficient MSDS sheets on dangerous products such as the limestone rip-rap we were using on the job
She was an affirmative action, welfare-to-work candidate who hit the government job lotto.
We used to have a CEO (whatever they call it) of the MARTA board in Atlanta who was a WELFARE queen who had just been in public housing before getting the job....
Incompetent, illiterate and low-IQ boobs getting jobs because they fit some criteria.
Did you ask her when she stopped receiving welfare payments? Is it written anywhere, that you have to be courteous to these scum bags, or does that mean they just write more things up?
“Incompetent, illiterate and low-IQ boobs getting jobs because they fit some criteria.”
Not unlike the CBC.
I once had a Health Dept Inspector tell me we needed to fill in the micro cracks in our cement warehouse floors...
I got down on my hands and knees to measure them...
At worst they were ,less than a millimeter wide, most were a few hair thickness.
I told her we would immediately address the problem as we did not want to spread any disease by having dirty micro cracks in the cement...
Then I rolled my eyes when she turned and left
In this case, I'm sure she'd have found excuses to write more bogus information.
Actually, there is a dance to be performed with inspectors, like the one the earlier poster described, shows up to give you the once-over. The object of the dance is to make it take as long as possible, another is to always win. One good game to play is to seem a bit cagey when they address something you could instantly vindicate yourself for.
A good example is when an OSHA inspector says she wants to see the MSDS sheets for all the solvents in that cabinet in your lab, ASAP (chop chop). In most cases you don't need to keep them right there in the room as long as there is a central location at the site where they are available. As a matter of prudence, you have them all in a notebook on the shelf two feet to her left. Spend a couple minutes explaining you know the rule about keeping them in a central location, and make like you'll walk her over to see the legal copies. She'll likely argue the central location is not adequate, but will be unable to prober her assertion because you are technically correct. She doesn't want to take the walk.
After you waste a few minutes of her time over that argument, reach over, pull out the notebook, and hand it to her. Explain you keep it there because you are always looking up the flashpoint of Acetone.
To normal people like you and I, it would have been better to just pull the notebook when she first asked, but in a bureaucrat's mind that would mean you are probably hiding something and would only give her more time to find stuff wrong.
A set of seating is being torn down outside the Plymouth Wildcats varsity boys baseball field, not long before the season begins, because the fields for boys and girls athletics must be equal. A group of parents raised money for a raised seating deck by the field, as it was hard to see the games through a chain-link fence. The parents even did the installation themselves, and also paid for a new scoreboard. But, after someone complained to the U.S Education Departments Office for Civil Rights, an investigated by the department determined the new addition was no longer equal to the girls softball field next door, which has old bleachers and an old scoreboard.
I would have some special “rip rap” for her...
All she has to do is pull my finger...
The only downside...She’d probably write me up for not having an MSDS sheet for excess flatulence!!!
Maybe you can understand my hatred and contempt for bureaucrats.
Leroy Jethro Gibbs: “Ya THINK DiNozzo??”
Telling little kids they need a business license and restaurant inspections to sell lemonade?
That is definitely a stupidity
This is so frustrating, because nothing changes! We are trapped in a growing blob of government and there is no escape.