A great example of government cost cutting in action!

Here’s one for all you scoffers out there who doubt that the central government is serious about cost cutting: a photo of a letter I received today.

As you can see, it’s an envelope printed with the old name of the Ministerio de Industría, Turismo y Comercio. Instead of throwing away God only knows how many old printed envelopes when they changed the name of the Ministry earlier this year : someone has printed off a load of stickers using his/her laserjet, with the new name, and carefully stuck it over the old name.

Good lads. Of course, a cynic might point out that it’s probably cheaper to order a million new envelopes than have someone there printing and sticking on stickers.

To which I reply, what else do these overpaid staffers have to do? They’d only be out having coffee.

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