|Quoting DXing (Reply 8):|
Welcome to government run airlines. I'm sorry but we have already used up our budget where flights to Eugene are concerned. We can, however, put you on the list for next years flights if you wish.
We're sorry. We can't book your flight to Eugene because
A) We sent you the wrong form the first time, and you'll have to fill out the form to where you want to go again.
B) You did not initial in the boxes, even though our directions said nothing about initialling in the boxes, and you must fill out the forms by hand.
C) The fax was too dark, and you must type out the form, not fill it in by hand.
D) You did not include "USA" on your address, because we can't figure out that "Daytona Beach, FL
" is in the United States
E) Now that you've finally filled out the paperwork just the way we like, there is no more availability to Eugene. Too bad.
This is exactly what has happened to me while trying to get my commissioning physical scheduled in Jacksonville back in AUGUST. I filled out the forms I was sent the first time. Sent them back. Was told one form was wrong because I didn't initial in the boxes, even though the direction said nothing about initials in the box, and the other form I was sent was the wrong form (Oh, and you can't save these forms because of the format, so each time it has to be redone if not done correctly the first time). Then I fax the forms in and they tell me they were too dark, and I need to come in and fill out the new forms by hand. I fill out the forms by hand at my ROTC unit and fax them. They then tell me not to do them by hand, that they must be typed, and that I must include the country on the address, because we can't figure out that Florida is in the United States (again, there's no block for country). So I've filled out the paperwork four times now, and have yet to get my physical. They can't get me in at Jacksonville anymore. Patrick and MacDill don't have any availability. They're talking about sending me as far up as Georgia. Just to get a damn physical. I'm lucky I'm not trying to get cancer treatment. And yes, that is what you will get when you deal with government bureaucrats (and the ones running the new healthcare will be even worse than the military paper-pushers). I'm still confused as to why people actually WANT this system.
"Let's Roll"- Todd Beamer, United Airlines Flight 93, Sept. 11, 2001