I came across this about 10 years ago and repeat it here because it always makes me smile:
You have two cows. Your lord takes some of the milk.
You have two cows. The government takes them and puts them in a barn with everyone else's cows. You have to take care of all the cows. The government gives you a glass of milk.
Your cows are cared for by ex-chicken farmers. You have to take care of the chickens the government took from the chicken farmers. The government gives you as much milk and as many eggs as the regulations say you should need.
You have two cows. The government takes both, hires you to take care of them, and sells you the milk
You share two cows with your neighbours. You and your neighbours bicker about who has the most 'ability' and who has the most 'need'. Meanwhile no one works, no one gets any milk, and the cows dies of starvation.
You have two cows. You have to take care of them, but the government takes all the milk. You steal back as much milk as you can and sell it on the black market.
You have two cows. You have to take care of them, but the Mafia takes all the milk. You steal back as much milk as you can and sell it on the 'free' market.
You have two cows. The government takes both and shoots you.
You have two cows. The government takes both and drafts you.
You have two cows. Your neighbours decide who gets the milk.
You have two cows. Your neighbours pick someone to tell you who gets the milk.
You have two cows. At first the government regulates what you can feed them and when you can milk them. Then it pays you not to milk them. Then it takes both, shoots one, milks the other and pours the milk down the drain. Then it requires you to fill out forms accounting for the missing cows.
You don't have any cows. The bank will not lend you money to buy cows, because you do not have any cows to put up as collateral.
You have two cows. Either you sell the milk at a fair price or your neighbours try to take the cows and kill you.
You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull.
You have two giraffes. The government requires you to take harmonica lessons.
I will leave you to work out which fits your particular country best.
It's the surrealism that always amuses me most - it could happen in a country near you.
In my opinion bureaucracy fits the EU best!