05/11/2005: More Children (Maybe More Veggies?) or Musical Chairs...
More child-like problems at the local level. If you think the Friedman piece on “Brussels Sprout” (see previous post) problems of getting people to act like adults is only at the National level, here’s a Dennis Hastert Corner, is a local tiff that says much about the childish personalities and nonsense that crops up everywhere in this struggle to behave reasonably like grown-ups:
Board rankled by chair squabble By Patrick Waldron (Daily Herald Staff Writer):
"Like a fight among neighborhood children drawing the ire of mom and dad, the squabble between the Kane County recorder and title search professionals who use the public office every day reached the county board Tuesday.
What began as an office furniture shuffle about two months ago has become an embarrassing public scrap that one county board member called “absurd.”
It all started this spring when Recorder of Deeds Sandy Wegman removed the chairs from the public research area inside the recorder’s office used by professional title searchers doing work on clients’ mortgages, home sales and other business.
Wegman said she made the move to curtail the constant and disruptive socializing going on in the research area. The aim was to get title searchers to do their work and then leave the office swiftly.
Title searchers didn’t react kindly to the change and protested. It all climaxed early last month when two searchers were escorted from the recorder’s office by a sheriff’s deputy for bringing in their own stool, something Wegman considered disruptive..."
Doesn't get much more childish than this "Musical Chairs" lunacy and nit-picking at the local level. My 2-cents worth: Put the chairs back!! LOL
Karen on 05.11.05 @ 07:46 AM CST