Friday, March 02, 2012

Too Good Not To Share

A friend of mine works for a government contractor and therefore, has a number of government customers -- one of whom has not paid its bill in several months. The hilarious part? (Really, what's not hilarious about someone not paying their bills?) The customer is the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

When I shared this fact with my good friend, Dilettante07, she totally gave me a Tosh.0 "20 Seconds on the Clock" list of comments in response. To wit:

  • Maybe they ran out of toner?
  • Do they know your friend's company accepts cash?
  • Maybe they want to pay with those bags of shredded money, and it's just taking a while?
  • Perhaps they don't realize they actually have a license to print money?
  • No wonder there's a budget deficit...we literally do not know how to make money

This has just made me think that I want to work at the Bureau of Engraving and I could then say, honestly, "I make millions of dollars at my job."

Rolling in the dough,


Brett Minor said...

My dad used to say, "What? Do you think I just have a room full of money?"

They couldn't use that argument there.

Christian at Point Counter-Point Point Point said...

Engravers and Printers don't just grow on trees you know.

Brutalism said...

Brett - and yet, they cannot pay their bills. Water, water, everywhere...cobbler's kids have no shoes...and many other analogies.

Christian - (I used the word "cobbler" above -- now I keep repeating the word "cobbler" in my head. And now I hate it.)

Gay Guy said...

Great post!

Brutalism said...

Gay Guy - Irony at its best.

StephanieC said...

Now I want peach cobbler.

And also, they probably are low on ink. You know, they buy the printing press for super cheap, then when it comes time to replace the toner... dayum! Four times the cost of the printing press! Bastards!

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