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The collected opinions of an august and aristocratic personage who, despite her body having succumbed to the ravages of time, yet retains the keen intellect, mordant wit and utter want of tact for which she was so universally lauded in her younger days. Being of a generation unequal to the mysterious demands of the computing device, Lady Bracknell relies on the good offices of her Editor for assistance with the technological aspects of her journal.

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Sunday, April 15, 2007

A miscellany

All is quiet at Bracknell Towers this weekend. Neither Lady Bracknell nor her Editor is at all fond of hot weather, so they are both endeavouring to avoid the sun.

The Editor is passing the time by weeding her emails and, as a result, has just rediscovered this.

Also - although of interest only to readers who are either ladies or transvestites - this.

This may offer entertainment to persons who are fond of the works of Dr Seuss (and who do not object to the great man's style being parodied).

Any readers who have ever shuddered with despair when faced with forms produced by civil service departments should enjoy this claim form for Transitional Irritation Allowance.

(Any suggestions that the Editor is using Lady Bracknell's blog as a repository for hyperlinks which she may need again at some point in the future will be firmly refuted.)


Blogger Charlesdawson said...

Looks as if that form was designed by the same persons as gave us the DLA and AA claim forms.

6:27 pm  
Blogger seahorse said...

Down with the sun! Oh, it has :-)

10:11 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've got the dreaded DLA form too... just one glance at its 40-odd pages (and they were!) sent me off doing something more amenable - like making a cup of tea. Got the blue badge form somewhere too...
Liked that 'Irritation' from the DoSS a lot! Just about sums up what we face on an almost daily basis - those of us who can be bothered with forms that is.
You mean to say it's not actually raining at the moment? Better water those pots then... if I can do it, anyone can!
Angie xx

3:21 pm  
Blogger BloggingMone said...

The dissamination of dorky forms seems to be a universal phenomenon. The Irritation Form looked very familiar. I learned from a colleague that the Greek are famous for creating ludicrous forms as well. The probably best contribution Germany has to offer are our tax declaration forms. It is simply impossible for a human being with just common sense, but no formal training to fill them in. We are all forced to pay for tax consultants, who have to have a three years vocational training and - to be on the safe side - a college degree, in order to understand them. Their remuneration, however, can then be reduced from one's tax.

11:37 am  

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