One of my friends is in the process of setting up a new business, and I was chatting with him a few minutes ago. Here, with his permission, is an excerpt from the transcript:
[Friend]: I spent half a day in the excise department office yesterday
it’s one of the most depressing places on earth
me: jesus. bribes and shit?
[Friend]: yeah, paperwork
That says it all, but my friend then chose to elaborate, so here’s his unedited rant in full, which I throughly enjoyed, below the fold: