An Open Letter to Our Elected Representatives

To Whom It May Concern,

Please allow me to offer my congratulations on your election to office. Depending on the exact circumstances, this is a testament either to your general excellence, or to the deep incompetence of your opponents (or possibly to a combination of the two).

I would like to offer – if I may – a single piece of advice: do not, under any circumstances, publicly complain about the inadequacies of your predecessors or the mess they have left. You will sound like a petulantly whining child. Rather, explain plainly the state of things as they are, and your bold plan to bring us to a better future. Many of us are not idiots, and will respect (and even vote for) competent adults, assuming we are able to find any.

All the best for the next few years.


Tim Serong

3 thoughts on “An Open Letter to Our Elected Representatives

  1. For completely unrelated reasons, and just for a moment – I thought your second paragraph would also be a perfect address to a programmer taking over code. 😉

  2. you nailed it !
    But I see another pattern to it, too and that is that people already decided to not change the status quo when they claim that it is too complicated or simply a mess.

    Good luck with the new government

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