Friday, March 6, 2009

I Can't Believe Someone Thought This Was A Good Idea?!

As you read this story, remember someone was paid big, big bucks to come up with this gem.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009, state lawmakers in the USA passed a request to change the name of the Department of Elder Affairs to the Department on Aging.

Representative Janet Petersen (38) says lawmakers want to make the department’s name conform to those of federal agencies that deal with the elderly. She went on to state that the department’s existing name is a problem because some mature Iowans dislike being referred to as “elders”.

Director John McCalley says the Department would be referred to by the acronym DA instead of the more accurate DOA (hospital slang for Dead on Arrival). Of course, the clients of this department are too elderly to notice this little sleight-of-hand.

When legislature approved the change, Representative Dave Heaton (68) expressed his disapproval, "You can't have an acronym like this when you're referring to elderly people".

Iowa's governor must approve the change for it to become law.

Let's hope he has more sense than the legislature!

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