Vogon bureaucracy

Quote from “Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams

Here is what to do if you want to get a lift from a Vogon: forget it. They are one of the most unpleasant races in the Galaxy- not actually evil, but bad-tempered, bureaucratic, officious and callous. They wouldn’t even lift a finger to save their own grandmothers from the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal without orders signed in triplicate, sent in, sent back, queried, lost, found, subjected to public inquiry, lost again, and finally buried in soft peat for three months and recycled as firelighters.

The best way to get a drink out of a Vogon is to stick your finger down his throat, and the best way to irritate him is to feed his grandmother to the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal.

On no account allow a Vogon to read poetry at you.

I’m making those forms in triplicate for the bank I work in. One set for the customer, one copy for the bank, one copy for some unknown purpose. The bank copy will end up in the Vault. The Vault is a fireproof room with a six inch thick door, complete with a big combination lock, and the ability to suck the life out of any sound you make in there. You have to cough to make sure you’re still breathing.