In essence, every time ignorant and incompetent people are used obstructively
and wastefully at the helm of government agencies and public enterprises, competent personnel who serve under them are wasted too in the process, and the country loses at both ends (Ake 1991).
Boring cars don't help, driven obstructively
by terminally beige people who would scarcely arouse interest if they burst into flames in your living room.
Most of the rails bookmakers lower their boards, but William Hill's still stands proudly, and obstructively
He removed the shawl wrapped obstructively
around the angel's shoulders and arms and the monstrance; yet the angel no longer gazes affectionately at St Pasquale but contemplates him with a more formal admiration of his piety.
Clearly you will not want to do this obstructively
or unjustifiably, but if it really will be impossible, it will be to nobody's benefit for you to try, and then fail.
The pensions service, in its administrative anarchy and intimidation against state pensioners, is also obstructively
failing to send out direct payments application forms which do not specify exactly where they should be returned to when completed.