Monday, March 17, 2014
I had to renew my passport and went to the Post Office where I thought I could get the picture and mail it right away as that is where I got the last one. When I got there a sign was posted that said they had met their passport quota for the day and were now closed. I went to a nearby shop that took the photo and I attached it to my application and went back to the post office to mail it. When I got there, the passport window was now open! I asked the person, "I thought that you had met your quota for the day?". He said, "Oh, we put that up when we go to lunch". I was about to ask "why don't you put a sign that says gone to lunch" but then the answer hit me. People would line up and wait for them to come back. By saying "quota met", people would just leave. Gotta to love the Federal work ethic!