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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #5: Thirteen Highlights/Lowlights of the tax season


Thirteen Things about Highlights/Lowlights of the Tax Season

1. This is the first year no one has proposed to me. Maybe my age is finally catching up with me.
2. I did not hit most of my numbers from last year, although I did increase one set significantly enough that the rest won't matter. I hope.
3. I became "The Online Supervisor" which supposedly gave me power, but mostly got me a lot of ribbing and no increase in pay.
4. I coined the term, "Illiterate Slugs", as a reference to my minions who could not read their own online contract, forcing me to print and read it to them.
5. I gathered a number of funny new tax office stories for a book I'd like to call Tales from the Tax Office. Sadly, only people who've worked as a tax preparer would understand it. Everyone else would be insulted. Yet another book I won't sell.
6. I was kidnapped and taken to Happy Hour, then forced to return to work.
7. I learned that my children can survive on cereal and milk alone.
8. I also learned that I really do have physical limits and if I'm not careful, I could do some serious damage.
9. I reconnected with some awesome friends.
10. For the second year in a row, I had clients puking at my desk.
11. Best idiot customer call: "Can you tell me my AGI from last year?" "Did we do your taxes?" "No, I did them myself, but you should be able to look it up on your computer."
12. I mastered the look of terror that has people scrambling to get out of my way.
13. I managed to find time to play hooky and hang out with That Man.


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7 comments:

Sunny Ellis said...
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Sunny Ellis said...

Well, I officially had my taxes finished in January. I was way ahead of the curve
Sunny

amy said...

Interesting list! You have been busy


Dont forget Amys Random Thoughts is having a blogging Scavenger Hunt starting May 1st. Prizes and details were announced yesterday. The more who play, the better! Hope to see you there!

Marcia said...

Oh, I love this list, a combination of fun, love, and realities of life! Hope your desk was metal and not wood so it didn't absorb the odor to spit back at you later! I love that you got a stolen moment with your husband!

Danica/Dream said...

Good for you Sunny! Ours was done about a month or so ago.

Thanks Amy!

Marcia, it was actually some fake wood stuff that seems to be just fine. Fortunately, they made it into the trash.

ancsweetnsassygal said...

I usually do my taxes, so #11 was hilarious. Great TT. Happy Friday.

Amy said...

Wow, people propose to you for doing their taxes? Maybe I shoulda been a CPA... :)

Happy T13!