Someone in our gubmint bought a printer.
The cost was €800, which seems a bit steep considering PCWorld are offering printers for under €25?
The cost was €800,000. An easy slip of the pen when it’s someone else’s money?
So they spent €800,000 on a printer, but alas that wasn’t the end of the story.
You see, someone fucked up the measurements and it transpired that having bought the printer, they discovered that the room that was to house it wasn’t big enough. Again, a simple mistake but hey, it’s not their money so who cares? So they put the printer into storage [at a couple of grand a month] while they rebuilt the room at a cost of €236,000. That seems a bit steep as you could damn near build a whole house for that, but once more it isn’t their money.
It now transpires that while they were buying this printer they decided to get a few little accessories to go with it. There was a Plate Making Device, whatever the fuck that is [and a snip at €105,000], a Folding Machine [only €100,000], a Guillotine [€63,500] and a Pile Turner [€37,000].
All in all this printer has now cost the tax payer €1.8 million. And they haven’t even started training people to use the fucking thing which will probably force the overall cost over the €2 million mark.
Two million yoyos for a fucking printer?
Is it any wonder I do my damndest to avoid and evade paying taxes when they just piss that money against the wall?