That's not funny either.
I'd somewhat disagree with the perspective of a bureocrat. It's the legislators that write laws, the bureocrats are required to apply them and are often reluctant to do that. That said, bureocrats do write some rules, when the Law tells them to, and some of them do think that way... What's unexpected because despite your claims, normaly their salaries and pension isn't dependent on convoluted rules.
Sig. a bureocrat (that loves exposing stupid rules and already helped extinguishing my 3 previous work assignments - that means, nobody does them anymore, except for one that we couldn't completely extinguish, so there are 2 people locked on it, replacing a team of 21.)