I admit it. I am, in many regards, a cultural luddite. For instance, I don't watch much network TV. I did catch a show tonight, however, called "Extreme Makeover, Home Edition" where a crew builds really nice cribs for heroic families. Good juju. They do it in a WEEK. Of course, I understand that my house took 2 years to build because they didn't have thousands of volunteers and Patricia Heaton helping, at least according to my contractor. I understand the Cost/Quality/Timeliness pyramid. But a week. Wow.
It didn't surprise me that they could build and finish out a brand new 4,000 sq. ft. house in a week by coordinating masses of people, mind you. What flabbergasted me was that they could get their permits and variances and inspections during that time frame. I guess that is the power of network television. Keep that in mind, contractors! Go in with a camera crew when when filing your permits or asking for an inspection!
It gave me a great idea. "Extreme Makeover, Well Drilling Edition". We film only in Colorado, where today it takes me 6 F***ING MONTHS IF NOT LONGER to get a simple new drill permit. I get some male models to toolpush and I film it all for ABC. Maybe this way I can get these worthless idiot politicians and their bureaucrat minions in the Rocky Mountain High state to get some life-giving oxygen to their brains and issue permits instead of the institutionalized screwing they have mandated for the E&P business in Colorado over the last year. Delay for the sake of delay, because they hate the oil business, bigotry swaddled in words like "environment" and "water quality", but not REALLY for these things, because they don't do anything other than what they used to do, they just delay you to dick with you. Bad government. No Doughnut.