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"Under new business: Peterson, at Hammond Point Beach, reports that a person in the water is flailing about and calling for help. Peterson wants to know what action, if any, he should take."
Tags:rescue, rescuing, initiative, meeting, meetings, inefficient, inefficiency, life guard, life-guard, lifeguards, discuss, discussing, discussion, business, businesses, boardroom, boardrooms, problem, problems, decision, decisions, indecisive, agenda, agendas, bureaucracy, bureaucratic, bureaucracy, pointless, initiatives
"The beer should be cold in two hours."
Tags:beer, cool, cools, chill, chills, chiller, beach, beach vacation, beach vacations, beach holiday, beach holidays, cold, cold beer, lager, chilled, solar panel, solar panels, environmentally friendly, sustainable, sustainable energy, green energy, inefficient, inefficiency, dogmatic, environmentalist, environmentalists, environmentalism, reduce, recycle, reuse, green lifestyle, green lifestyles
Six people walk one dog.
Tags:incompetent, incompetence, dog walker, dog walkers, dog walking, inefficient, inefficiency, efficiency expert, efficiency experts, redundant, redundancy, useless, uselessness, too many cooks, waste of energy, wastes of energy, dog, dogs, canine, canines, pooch, pooches, look after, looked after, leash, leashes, lead, leads
Behind Closed Doors.
"Final, revised government figures for the fourth quarter of 1981 now indicate that the Yankees, not the Dodgers, won the World Series."
Tags:sports, government, bureaucracy, government bureaucracy, government bureaucracies, libertarian, libertarians, conservative, conservatives, slow-moving, government waste, government figure, government figures, inefficient, inefficiency, inefficiencies, baseball, baseball team, baseball teams, economic data, economic news, world series, mankoff
Bank customers and bank tellers wait in line to meet with each other.
"Fine - now pan around to the front."
Tags:fashion, trends, style, television, inefficient, inefficiency, inefficiencies, technologies, haircut, haircuts, barbershop, barbershops, barber, barbers, cutting hair, hairstylist, hairstylists, hairstyle, hairstyles, needlessly complicated, mirror, mirrors, mirror replacement, mirror replacements, mankoff
A road painter is resting on the side of the road. Rather than painting white lines on a black road he has been painting black on a white road, leaving some white bits.
'In line with our companies environmental policies all our 5.7 litre 'stallion' SUV's are fitted with energy efficient headlamps.'
"I haven't gotten as much done, but I've had a lot more energy ever since I replaced Gloria with a smoothie."
Tags:smoothie, smoothies, receptionist, receptionists, assistant, assistants, secretary, secretaries, energy, energies, replace, replacement, executive, executives, businessman, businessmen, businessperson, businesspeople, business man, business men, business person, business people, smoothie, smoothies, energise, energize, blend, blending, inefficient, inefficiency, offices
"When I grow up I'm going to become president and I'm going to abolish homework!"
Tags:homework, chore, chores, grow up, grows up, growing up, abolish, abolishes, ambition, ambitions, presidential ambition, presidential ambitions, career, careers, job, jobs, president, fantasy, politician, politicians, lazy, get out of work, getting out of work, inefficient, inefficiency, plan, plans, big plan, big plans
"They said their contract was too complicated....so we've shortened it!"
"Great, you finally complied with our clean desk policy! So what all were you able to get done today?!"
"The company lacks leadership, we need to think about the possibility of thinking about whether it may be an idea to get together a few people to discuss looking into the problem!"
Tags:leader, leaders, business leader, business leaders, leadership role, leadership roles, inefficient, inefficiency, inefficiencies, discuss, discussion, discussions, meeting, meetings, team meeting, team meetings, endless meetings, idea, ideas, problem solving, problem solver, problem solvers, discussion, discussions, endless discussions, action, no action, all talk
"Could you repeat that confirmation number?"
Zorro, The Embroiderer
Tags:zorro, calling card, calling cards, hero, heroes, legend, legends, masked man, masked men, embroider, embroiders, embroidery, embroiderer, embroiderers, mysterious masked man, sew, sewing, sewing circle, sewing circles, mark, marks, marking, patience, patient, impatience, impatient, wait, waits, waiting, inefficient, inefficiency
Tags:builder, builders, construction, construction worker, construction workers, slack, slacks, slacker, slackers, skive, skives, skiving, skiver, skivers, relax, relaxes, relaxing, inefficient, inefficiency, slow, slows, caution sign, caution signs, warning sign, warning signs, slowpoke, slowpokes, slow poke, slow pokes, work, worker, workers, working
Car carrier trailer doubles as school bus.
Tags:car, cars, auto, autos, automobile, automobiles, car carrier, car carriers, car carrier trailer, car carrier trailers, car trailer, car trailers, school bus, school busses, bus, busses, school transportation, inefficient, inefficiency, non-sequitur, nonsequitur, non sequitur, trailer, trailers, going to school, getting to school
'Don't be sad, Timmy. The fuzzy, little bunny was unfocused and inefficient. Tiger had a moral obligation to drive it from the marketplace.'
"I'm beginning to have serious doubts about the efficiency of those psychological job-placement tests."
Tags:efficient, efficiency, job placement, job placement test, job placement tests, job market, job markets, test, tests, exam, exams, examination, examinations, standardized test, standardized tests, standardised test, standardised tests, inefficient, inefficiency, job candidate, job candidates, new hire, new hires, recruiter, recruiters, job recruiter, job recruiter, job recruitment, recruitment, hiring officer, hiring officers
Tags:stethoscope, stethoscopes, regulation, regulations, medical regulation, medical regulations, inefficiency, inefficient, listen in, listens in, listening in, middlemen, middleman, middle men, middle man, surveillance, privacy rights, privacy, patient privacy, patient confidentiality, confidential, confidentiality
"...so I guess it's time to restructure again!"
'True, but inefficiency and waste in government is an important part of our economy.'
-"I finished the project on time and on budget!" -"Right, next project you get less time and less money!"
'I'm tracking your interlibrary loans ... ooo, the truck just hit a pothole in Poughkeepsie.'