Friday, July 02, 2010

A harbinger of things to come

We just returned from a sojourn to the post office, where a 40-minute wait and surly clerks are the norm no matter what time of day we go or how minor of an errand needs to be completed.  Meanwhile, we've never had to wait more than two or three minutes to be served at any UPS Store or FedEx/Kinko's outlet.

How nice and efficiently health care will be run, just like the U.S. Post Office (!), should the Federal government be allowed to unconstitutionally monopolize that industry as well, seeing that the easily foreseen problems with that course of action have already started to occur less than four months after Dear Leader signed his "legacy" into law.  Here's but a small sampling:

"Health overhaul may mean longer ER waits, crowding"

"Health law risks turning away sick"

"Doctors limit new Medicare patients"

We'll have to remember to bring several long and interesting books to our next doctor's appointment.


Andrew said...

Conversely, I always get quick and ridiculously-friendly service at my local post office.

It could just be that the clerks at my local PO are severely underworked and have lots of time to be cheerful, or maybe they just decided that life is more pleasant when you're pleasant.

Bike Bubba said...

Douglas, I hear that the Russian novelists are great!

Awful joke:

Q. How many Russian novelists does it take to change a light bulb?

A. One, but it takes him 400 pages (wait time for an Obamacare primary care appointment) to do it!