I normally become confused when I heard these terms with reference to the word 'service':
Postal 'Service'; Telephone 'Service'; Cable 'Service'; Customer 'Service'; Internal Revenue 'Service'; State, City & County Public 'Service'...
This is not what I thought 'service' meant!
But today, I overheard two farmers talking, and one of them said he had hired a bull to 'service' a few cows. BAM!!! It all came into focus.
Now I understand what all those 'service' agencies are doing to us. I hope you are now as enlightened as I am.
PS: I normally don't post jokes here, but I HAD to make an exception with this one: supports my theory that bureaucracy and bad service are the only really totally "globalized business" in the world!
Thanks Kathy for the joke. The picture is from Richardmasoner's photostream.