Blogs by Bobbi Ann Duffy
When Does Tax Season End?
3/12/2008 7:54:31 AM
For those of us who wear more than one hat, there are times that just don't seem to end quickly enough.
APRIL 15TH, A DAY THAT LIVES IN IMFAMY EACH YEAR IS ACTUALLY MY BEST FRIEND AT THE MOMENT. YOU SEE I'M THAT DREADED TAX RETURN PREPARER WHO GIVES YOU THE BAD NEWS ABOUT WHAT YOU OWE THE IRS, OR THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT HOW MUCH THEY OWE YOU.
LIKE ALL BUSINESS WE HAVE OUR PEAKS AND VALLEYS. FROM THE 1ST TO THE 15TH OF FEBRUARY WE ARE A BUSY BEE HIVE OF ACTIVITY. EVERYONE WHO JUST GOT THEIR W2 FORMS AND THINKS THEY'RE GETTING MONEY BACK WANTS IT RIGHT THEN. THEN THINGS SLOW DOWN UNTIL THE LAST WEEK IN MARCH UNTIL APRIL 15TH WHEN WE GET SLAMMED BY EVERYONE WHO WAITED BECAUSE THEY OWE THE IRS MONEY OR THEY WERE AFRAID THEY DID.
IN THE MIDDLE OF THESE TWO CRUNCHES SIT I. FOR ABOUT 3 WEEKS I GET PAID TO BABYSIT AN EMPTY OFFICE WHERE THE PHONE DOESN'T RING MORE THAN TWICE A DAY. IT'S MUCH HARDER ON ME THAN BEING BUSY BECAUSE I'M NOT ALLOWED TO DO ANYTHING BUT SIT HERE. I CAN'T GO UP TO AD AND READ OTHER PEOPLE'S WORK OR WRITE. I CAN'T SURF THE WED AND I CAN'T CHECK MY EMAILS.
I DO BRING A BOOK, ACTUALLY I'VE READ SIX OF THEM AT WORK SO FAR. AND I STOP TO GET DONUTS TWICE A WEEK, NOT THAT I NEED THEM. SO I SIT AT AN EMPTY DESK IN AN EMPTY OFFICE WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO COME IN OR CALL AND BORDER ON DYING OF BORDOM.
I TRY TO LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF THINGS AND TELL MYSELF I COULD BE DIGGING DITCHES (NOT REALLY) OR LAYING IN A HOSPITAL ROOM, OR DEAD. SO I GUESS THE EMPTY OFFICE IS MUCH BETTER THAN ANY OF THOSE ALTERNATIVES.
I WILL PROBABLY COMPLAIN WHERE TAX SEASON IS OVER AND I HAVE NO JOB TO GO TO FOR A WHILE, BUT THAT'S LIFE. BETTER TO BE ALIVE TO COMPLAIN THAN DEAD AND SILENT. I DON'T KNOW WHAT KIND OF JOB I'LL LOOK FOR AFTER THIS, BUT I'LL LOOK BECAUSE AS MY DAY USED TO TELL ME, "BOBBI YOU DON'T DO NOTHING WELL" HE WAS REFERRING TO MY CONSTANT NEED
TO BE BUSY AND DOING SOMETHING CONSTRUCTIVE. HE WAS ALSO REFERRING TO MY NEED TO OVERACHIEVE AND BE PERFECT. FORTUNATLY I'VE OUT GROWN THE BEING PERFECT PART, AND LEARNED TO CONTROL THE OVERACHIEVER PART, BUT KEEPING BUSY IS STILL A PART OF MY LIFE. I GUESS THAT'S WHY IF READ AND WATCH TELEVISION AT THE SAME TIME. IT'S PROBABLY THE REASON I HATE DRIVING AROUND TOWN SO MUCH, I KEEP THINKING OF ALL THE THINGS I COULD BE DOING IF I DIDN'T HAVE TO PAY ATTENTION TO THE ROAD.
WELL, I'VE RAMBLED ON LONG ENOUGH ABOUT MY BORING LIFE. I HOPE YOU ARE ALL WELL AND HAPPY AND THAT EVERY BLESSING YOU'VE EVER THOUGHT ABOUT IS YOURS TENFOLD.
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