I'd like to nominate the new Post Office queuing 'system' in the expensively Revamped Main Post Office in Manchester City Centre.
Previously when posting stuff, I'd relied on the ridiculously arcane, outdated and frankly luddite routine of
1. Joining back of queue
2. Wait until reaching the front of queue
3. Do whatever it is I came to do
How frightfully 2oth Century! This frankly is the behavior of technophobe dinasaurs. And it needed to change. Now.... thank god!.... It has. Hurray!!!!
Now you walk in to be greeted by a short smiling bloke who asks you which one of their extensive services you require. Depending on the answer, he guides you over to a touch-screen unit which lists said services. The machine then spits out a different type of ticket accordingly.
You then entire a labyrinthine world of disconnected tannoy voices directing different types of ticket holders hither and thither. Staggeringly slowly
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES APPROACH A COUNTER WITHOUT A TICKET. I suspect you might be gunned down.
If you merely want to post a parcel you still can. On one of the self service machines. Or you could do, if any of the expensive touch-screen units actually worked. They don't of course.
The result of all this needless technology is utter and complete bedlam. Complete anarchy! Its absolutely hilarious!!!
Christ only knows how much all this cost. I dread to think. Some management/IT consultant must be laughing his socks off. While counting his millions by a pool in Monte Carlo.
What on earth was wrong with standing in a queue?
Whats your favourite mindless, stupid IT system then? There must be plenty