Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/02/02

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Persecuted for using tripod in public
From: "" <>
Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2001 19:57:57 +0100
References: <000a01c08d33$ef2c99e0$6401a8c0@Workgroup> <003d01c08d43$cf38b820$953d18d1@PACBELL.NET>

A friend of mine had the sad duty to tidy up a dead sisters afairs. The
deceased sister belonged to a cd club in the uk - one of those that sends
you a cd everymonth unless you say cancel. They are notorious for never
giving up. She wrote to them telling them that her sister had died and
couldn't cancel the subscription. She got a standard-form letter back asking
for proof of death!

- ----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Schofield" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, February 02, 2001 7:13 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Persecuted for using tripod in public

> I saw a news program on Brazil's bureaucracy a few years back.  People
> actually have to prove they were not deceased and not married to get
> benefits!  The program stated that an incoming President cut out a lot of
> this nonsense by ordering that the bureaucracy was not to presume people
> lying unless there is evidence to that effect.
> Tom
> > You win that one!   Mindless bureaucrats!!!
> >
> > Frank Filippone
> >
> >
> > > Making the taxpayer prove a negative (no pun intended) seems to be an
> > > ingrained habit of mindless bureaucrats.
> > > Oliver Bryk
> > >
> > Before I can get married in spain, I have to prove that I am single...
> >
> > Julian

In reply to: Message from "Frank Filippone" <> (RE: [Leica] Persecuted for using tripod in public)
Message from "Tom Schofield" <> (Re: [Leica] Persecuted for using tripod in public)