The Doctor Who Drabble Files by badly_knitted



Summary: A collection of drabbles set in the Doctor Who universe. Any characters and pairings from the show will be fair game; there will no doubt be both canon and non-canon, depending on inspiration.
Rating: Teen
Categories: Multi-Era
Characters: Amy Pond, Clara Oswin Oswald, Donna Noble, Martha Jones, Mickey Smith, Other Character(s), Rory Williams, Rose Tyler, The Cybermen, The Daleks, The Doctor (Unspecified), The TARDIS
Genres: Drabble, Mixed
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: None
Published: 2015.02.07
Updated: 2022.08.09


The Doctor Who Drabble Files by badly_knitted
Chapter 360: Red Tape
Author's Notes: Written for Challenge 313: Bureaucracy at dw100.

Summary: Bureaucracy is a universal problem, but it’s something earth really excels at.

One thing the Doctor doesn’t like about earth is humanity’s reliance on bureaucracy. Earth isn’t the only planet in the universe where those in charge seem intent on tying themselves and everyone else up in miles of red tape and impenetrable legal jargon, but humans have an undeniable talent for it.

They’ve created thousands of laws, and generated mountains of paperwork pertaining to them, mostly forms that have to be filled out in triplicate. Worse, every country has its own laws that tourists from other countries often fall foul of through ignorance.

Honestly, it’s a wonder anyone gets anything done.

The End

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