Wednesday, August 22, 2012

We the ordinary people.

In dispassionate prose, my dear friend Madhavan writes that public services will never improve unless our public masters are forced to use them:

His comments seemed especially appropriate when I took my 90 year-old father to Max Clinic for emergency investigations at 9 this morning. While I dealt with valet parking and wheel-chair, I noticed a white Ambassador parked on the kerbside with its phalanx of self-important stickers, and the all-important orange beacon.

When I returned to the kerbside an hour later, the Ambassador was still there. "It will be here till 2 o'clock" - for instant service of one of our potentates. Meanwhile,this ordinary tax-payer waited on the kerbside with his 90 year-old father for the car to be ferried from parking half a kilometer away.

Oh, the arrogance, the hypocrisy, of our public servants, who have perfected a system that serves only themselves.

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