Catch 22

Bureaucracy here in this country sure is bewildering.  Yesterday I wasted virtually the whole day running from one office to another.

It seems the regulations require me to have physically been in possession of something, but at the same time preclude me from having it.  I am being thrown from pillar to post.  I have the signed document, they countersigned it, but at the same time say it is impossible.

Why do departments of the same organisation not speak to each other?  Why is the system here set up to fluster and confuse and to put more money into the hands of lawyers and advisors?

I simply do not understand!!