I consider myself to be a reasonably intelligent person. And I'm sure what I'm experiencing is not a new problem but Centrelink forms? Seriously? If I struggle with their mumbo jumbo, spin you in circles forms how must people who are not native English speakers cope? Or those who struggle with literacy? Unbelievable. It's honestly like they have gone out of their way to make this hard.
Hands done my favourite question though is the one that asks:
Did you indicate at question 24 that you have lodged an online claim Paid Parental leave or family assistance. (blah blah blah)?
First off: It was question 25 that asked me that. Secondly: are you asking me to say yes or no as to whether I said yes or no in a previous question?! Are you being redundant deliberately?!
In the near future I'm marching myself down to their offices to have words. I'm going to give them The Eye, The Lip and get someone else to fill it out for me.
And I must remember to take my book and a packed lunch for the inevitable long wait.