Are you serious?

* Due to events of September 11, 2001, we are experiencing a significant delay receiving mail. Please fax your letters or requests so that we receive and may reply to your correspondence in a timely manner.

I recently saw this disclaimer at the bottom of a government webpage. Really? An 8-year delay? I think I might put that at the bottom of my email just so people don’t expect a quick response.

Also, I’ve come to love seeing websites like this: I can only imagine the amount of work that went into this initiative. Not to mention the disclaimer at the end of every government form that talks about the “Paperwork Reduction Act” and the “Public Burden” or time estimate of how many minutes it will take to fill out the form. Do they really watch people fill it out and time them with stopwatches?

Highlight of the week: Carl and I were greeted by a trumpet player Monday morning at 8:30 a.m. as we walked off the metro at Federal Triangle. The tune he was blasting? “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of Creation”

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