*Jill calls Lill at work*
Jill: What have you been doing? I’ve been calling since lunch.
Lill: I was getting a pen.
Jill: …It took you four hours to sign out a new pen from your stationary inventory?
Lill: *Clears throat* Procurement of a writing instrument is a highly involved process falling under Workplace Activities 5HB-N. It requires submission of two separate request forms with five signatures and a statement of authorization from the Senior Director.
Jill: Wow, sounds like a bureaucratic orgasm.
Lill: We’re trying to cut red tape but HR still hasn’t found the scissors.