One of the departments for the charity where I work, want a sign for their office saying 'Welcome to Information Systems'. Now, someone in this department went to the trouble of actually typing up the sign, and sent it to another department that deals with creative elements of the society. Then, someone in the creative block booked an appointment with my boss to discuss making a sign.
Now, does this seem a bit...pointless? It's a sign for god's sake. It actually exists in a form on someone's computer on IS, so why the hell couldn't they just print it out, get it laminated and it would be done in about 5 minutes. I mean, isn't this just a waste of time? Surely, they can't be that busy up there? It actually took longer for the person from the creative section to stroll over to my department and talk to my boss about the sign, when really she could have made it herself in about a minute. I mean, it's not that difficult to type out a sign is it? It's not like they wanted it all jazzed up either. Talk about barmy.
I thought as a charity organisation, we would try and cut out wasting people's time and resources like this?
Sorry, bit of a rant...this did make us all chuckle though. Similar odd/daft experiences anyone?