Tuesday, June 17, 2008

On the Security of Societies

Or, How Things Are Different.

UK: Social Security office full of people who have great difficulty speaking English or forming a coherent thought, but who feel they're entitled to something.
US: Social Security office full of people who can actually think, and who mainly feel vaguely ashamed to be there.

UK: SSO with constant smell of s**t thanks to idiots changing their babies' nappies in public and just dumping them in the trash
US: conspicuous lack of kids.

UK: SSO staff generally inefficient and want to find ways in which they can prevent you succeeding
US: courtesy, efficiency, and apparently a desire to help.

My Social Security card will be with me in two weeks.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like the UK "Social Security office" is more akin to the US "Department of Public Social Services"... our Social Security offices are primarily for administrative stuff. Benefits claims tend to happen at the DPSS... but that may just be because there generally are more DPSS offices convenient to the areas of town where people need them... ... hrm...


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