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Thursday, July 20, 2006

Apply in triplicate

An example of bureaucracy gone mad. My oldest daughter (did I call her Kodakina?) has a place at the local tech. college in September. As the local tech is too far away to walk, she gets a partially funded place on the school bus. We have to pay an annual £250 fee and the education people pay £650.

This is how it works: The education authority writes to us telling us that we are in the catchment area and therefore eligible for the travel subsidy. We then have to write to the education authority to ask for a different letter repeating this information (the original letter is not acceptable). The authority send us the letter. We send the letter, along with an application form, to the transport department of the education authority. We wait for the bus pass.

Makes me feel quite tired just thinking about this.


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