Thursday, August 14, 2014

Bureaucracy




Try to get a marriage license in Morocco, it might be done in a month, or six months, or a year or two years.  Same with a passport renewal or a visa.  One fellow told me a harrowing story about trying to get a renter out of his house.  The bureaucracy in Morocco was stultifying.  This guy was the biggest plodder I ever saw in my life, a soul who had long soured on his job.  Behind me were line-ups of immigrants covered in mold, waiting for papers that were yellowing on dude's desk.