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Vasaris, the Fuzzy Dragon
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March 2014
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Vasaris, the Fuzzy Dragon [userpic]
Question of the day:

Q: What are those strange noises?
Me: *whimpering* I don't have enough information to classify this steel pipe. *sadface* I need to know the composition, whether it's plated, inner and outer diameter, and whether or not it's to be used for oil exploration/drilling.
Q: *boggle* Why... why do they make it that hard?
Me: Because the US government is meaniefaceness incarnate. And also wants to make money. And wants people not to export their steel into the US and to make our manufacturers use US steel instead because it's cheaper than dealing with foreign steel. Or, possibly because they hate me. It's hard to say. Six of one, half-a-dozen of the other.
Q: ...I'm going to back away now.
Me: Where are you going?
Q: I think I'll go file now.
Me: O-tay, buh-bye. *considers setting paperwork on fire*

Current Location: The Land of Overtime
Current Mood: awakeawake

it's been almost 2 years since i had to do that kind of thing but i seem to remember something about steel licenses?

Oh, yes, those, too.

The only thing that makes steel not as horrible as textiles is that it's not as obnoxious to figure out country of origin. This is somewhat balanced out by having to do the steel license on top of it. (Steel licenses aren't hard, actually, just an irritating extra step.)

i just remember having to image them as part of an entry packet.

Yup, one of these days I'm going to research the whole logic behind the steel license thing. Right now I mostly rely on the computer to say "Yo! Steel license!" to me.

I'm still of the opinion that it's becaue they're meaniefaces. Just sayin'.