Wednesday, March 30, 2011

That's Mr. Procrastination to You

   OK, I'll admit it, I'm procrastinating. I'd rather have a root canal than do our taxes, but Uncle Sam didn't give me the choice. Sooo,  I've got all our records out on my desk and they're staring at me as I write.  Software receipts, energy tax credits, and unearned income statements all glaring at me as if I pooted in chruch. My accountant sharpens all his pencils when I make an appointment.

   Why do I dread doing our taxes? We usually get money back. I think it's because it takes hours of extreme focus on numbers, which do not interest me. If I sound bad, let me tell you about my lovely spouse (that everybody thinks is a saint.) Back in the day when we were both in business school, we took Accounting 101 together.  She would get so frustrated trying to make everything balance, that she'd throw her calculator. Yes the first one she threw against the wall was a top-of-the-line HP financial calculator that did future value, complex interest calculations, yields, rates of returns, amortization, and the life expectancy of albino newts.

   When it hit the floor after ricocheting off two walls of the mobile home where we lived at the time, there wasn't enough of it left to sweep up with a broom. She's great at color, design, music, the culinary arts, and cognitive reasoning, but numbers "ain't her thang." Nor are they mine.  The next calculator I bought for her came from the dime store and only had a plus and a minus function buttons.  As I often say, there are three kinds of people in this world. Those that are good with numbers, and those who aren't.

   Anyhow, it is my intention to quit whining and get all our tax info together and have it to our accountant by early next week. So there, I have a line in the sand. I'm going to do it. I am. I'm not kidding. I mean it now, I'm getting started.....tomorrow.


  1. HAHAHAHHHA!!! Oh that's too funny. And I completely know how you feel...about numbers and all:)
    Here's cheering you on to "get to it"...while mine sit in a heap as well.....
    One day!:)

  2. Anonymous12:00 AM

    I'm so glad I'm too young to be doing taxes! My mom does ours so she can fill out the FAFSA for my education and all she does is complain about it. Good luck getting to it.... eventually :D

  3. I cannot imagine ever doing my taxes myself!!! I'd be rubbish!! Good luck to y'all doing yours!!

    Take care

  4. I did taxes myself for years, but this year I paid someone to do it. Worth every penny. Some things in life are just too high on the Misery Index to sweat over.

  5. just found your blog. it's fun to read your posts :) glad to be here.

  6. This post made me LOL - as I am not a numbers person either.

    But I could laugh partly because I took all our tax documents into the financial expert TWO DAYS AGO!!! :) color me happy!

    You have my sympathy - as well as my smug smirk! :)


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