Monday, May 3, 2010

Surreal

Today I had to go to the Social Security office. There is one office, then there's Suite B and then across the way is another office. I walked on in and then walked in the inner door only to be stopped by a security guard who said "Step back out and check in" gruffly. I went back out and there was a computer or something which asked me for the last 4 digits of my ss #. I lightly touched the four digits on the screen and a little receipt came up from another machine and I was #37 and had to wait my turn. There was one person inside a window, behind glass to wait on everyone. Luckily I didn't have to wait very long, but long enough to hear how curtly people were treated.

What was going on in the other two offices?

That was a very surreal, weird experience.

Diane

5 comments:

Heidi said...

that is odd! my mom and I went to the dmv and got a no.8 ticket and they were on no.80 so we left drove 12 miles to the grocery store got our stuff drove back and they were on no.7 weird huh!!or just perfect. they can be mean there to.

Jayne said...

Most government offices tend to be like this sadly. It does make one wonder.

Laurie said...

It's sad what has happened since 9/11. Everyone is suspect, and everyone is treated as such. I don't know what happened to human compassion and respect. Out the window I guess, with the terrorists.

Pondside said...

It's the same up here. I think it's very sad when civil servants forget that their major job is to serve the public. They are the face of government and often they don't show a very nice face at all.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Yes---that's the way our GOVERNMENT runs EVERYTHING it seems. Wonder why there are people in this country who want MORE Government involvement?????? Shocks me!!!! I prefer LESS government involvement... They can't seem to run anything well... Oh Well!!!!

It's raining at the beach today--so this gives me an opportunity to catch up with some blogging, some reading and some SLEEPING.. ha ha (What a life!)

Hugs,
Betsy