Gualtieri map and Salvini map, the Lombard president Attilio Fontana maps, the minister Adolfo Urso maps and also the tourism ministry map. From the licenses of bathing establishments to those of taxi drivers, to the municipal, regional and national government it is all a matter of mapping, census, calculating, counting, filing, estimating and surveying. The mayor of Rome must redistribute one hundred and fifty licenses of deceased taxi drivers. And what does it do? "a study". The transport ministry says it is determined to solve taxi shortages in Rome and Milan. And what does it say? "An in-depth study has been decided". Now we have a great and referential respect for meditation, but a certain impatience in the face of these long-distance runners of calculation and evaluation occasionally seizes us, especially while we are sweating in line to conquer a taxi which in Termini gives rise to wild outreach, abuse, abject pleas and heroics worthy of a medal of valor. Mind you, as science fiction readers we are fascinated by time that dilates and dilates without ever getting to the point, but we'd rather not live in a Lovecraft novel, therefore: if our rulers "mapped" a little more quickly we'd be grateful.
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