U.S. Government Ineptitude? Hah! I Stole A Pen From The SSA 40 Years Ago And It Still Writes

Rants about federal government ineptitude – read Obamacare – are all the rage these days.

But wait . . .

Back in the ’70s, the hard scrabbling staff worked at the Social Security Administration (civil service tests being the last resort of the liberal arts major) for a mercifully brief 18 months (see The Redemption Unit for details). And during that time, we stole a whole lot 136976of ballpoint pens.

Some of which still work.

So don’t tell us the federal government doesn’t do anything write – sorry, right.

You can steal damn good pens from it.

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4 Responses to U.S. Government Ineptitude? Hah! I Stole A Pen From The SSA 40 Years Ago And It Still Writes

  1. I’ll bet they get their pens free now, from Lockheed-Martin.

  2. Curmudgeon says:

    The government’s Record books are well made, too. I have a couple that are 35 years old and the pages haven’t fallen out.

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