(In 250 Words or Less)

AUGUST 25, 2006
Word Count:250

“Some line up eh bud?”

“Oh, you startled me!”

“Sorry about that, I just said that this is some line eh?”

“Yes, I guess it is. How long have you been here?”

“I’ve been standing behind you for the past two hours.”

“Really? I hadn’t noticed. I should be the one to apologise. I’ve been busy pouring over my application, didn’t mean to be rude.”

“Dotting all the I’s and crossing the T’s?”

“Something like that yes. If you don’t have it just perfect…well you know…”

“I know, I know. I tried this last year. I spent my entire Christmas holidays filling the darned thing out. It took me another week just to find this place! You’d think they’d find a better place than this broom closet. They should have something on the door. Anyway, I did my time in line only to have it rejected.”

“What was the problem?”

“All because of a missed comma on page 1151, subsection C, paragraph 24 line 3.”

“Really? I’d better check…whew, thanks, I missed that one!”

“Glad to help.”

“It’d be easier if they just cut all this red tape.”

“Well, that’s governments for you.”

“I wonder how much longer they’re going to make us wait.”

“Now that there’s two of us in line, it’ll take at least a day or two.”

“Glad I brought my thermos. Say, would you like some coffee.”

“Don’t mind if I do, thanks.”

“Sure wish there was an easier way to join the Liberal Party.”


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