And, no, nothing has changed.
The City of Dallas is STILL completely inefficient and disorganized.
They drive me crazy, mainly because they do nothing (and do it in a matter that is NOT described as being "timely").
Anyway, as you may or may not remember, the museum where RR and I work has flooded twice in four months. This, as you might have guessed, is ALWAYS a good thing.
The second flood occurred on December 7th, which completely explains why the City just showed up yesterday (yes, that would be February 13th) to clean the carpets. Because, you know, making them wet again is really the answer at this point. Heaven forbid they actually, I dunno’, replace the carpeting this time around. I don't know about every one else, but I'm guessing that normal-not-flooded-on-twice-carpet does not go "crunch, crunch" when you walk on it.
AND – to make matters worse - they sent out workers to clean the carpets that had NO IDEA how to operate the carpet-cleaning machinery. Because that’s the definition of competence! Not to mention the reassuring feeling you get when the so-called professionals are in the hallway trying to figure out where the “ON” switch is located.
However, my FAVORITE thing is that the City is completely unfazed by the fact that we have MOLD growing in the walls of the building. Because you ALWAYS want mold growing in the walls of a historic site (not to mention a facility containing an archive). That's a super-swell combo, let me tell you.
You know what makes it even better?...the fact that it is growing in RR's office, which - since RR is our resident Archivist - shares a common wall with the archives. I mean, can it get any worse?!
Oh, wait...it can! Since the building is sinking, there is a two-inch gap between RR's office wall and the floor. This means that all mold spores are free to transport themselves on the Airborne Express from RR's office - through the fun gap between the floor and the wall - right into the archives. Brilliant, I tell you! Brilliant!
But, wait. There is more. The City of Dallas has not one, but TWO new mottos. Ah, yes. New mottos (because THAT is what the City needs right now - not a swift kick to the A** but new city slogans). Any guess as to what they are? No?..
Okay, I'll tell you:
- 1. "Dallas - together, we do it better!"
2. "The City that Works: Diverse, Vibrant & Progressive"
Because, you know...obviously!
My question: Is the City kidding, or are they just trying to give themselves something to, say, strive for?