14 Jul 2008

This is floating around the internet, don't know which news agency it comes from:

'In a move that is either insane or the most awesome thing ever, the mayor of Megion in Western Siberia has banned the use of excuses by city officials. Bureaucrats are no longer allowed to say the following phrases: "I don't know," "It's lunch time," "It's not my job" and "It's impossible" amongst a list of more than two dozen other phrases that generally annoy people when coming from the mouths of government officials.

The official word on what happens if someone uses one of these phrases is that it will "speed their departure".

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