Stevieslaw: The War on the Disorganized
Forget the war on Christmas. The war so many of us have to pay attention to is the war on the disorganized. Here at Stevieslaw, our former employer, The Penn State University, has decided to reduce its health care costs by rooting out the people who are claiming health benefits for dependents who aren’t. My guess is that there are less than a half a dozen people that fall into that category. No matter. To handle the task, dear old state has hired a company---probably at a cost of some umpteen million or so. Dear old State!
I have to prove that I am married---by presenting to a web site, or faxing, or mailing a copy (or perhaps an original) of our marriage certificate and an income tax filing from the last two years. Organized people, who have their documents filed neatly by subject, date and color of paper, can do this in about eleven seconds. Disorganized people must allow at least 4000 hours for the task. Karen and I were married in 1969. Do you have my marriage certificate? Neither do I. My computer---the one that had all of my income tax stuff crashed recently. Do you have my returns? Me neither. Read more »