Well, it's tax season. I don't imagine we're going to owe much on what we have here. We've been so diligently saving... you know, in those savings plan things? ... and there really isn't much money in there to speak of anymore. I think when we retire, it'll buy us a tent or something to set up under the overpass. If the price of tents doesn't go up *too* dramatically in the next 30 years, that is. That old couple looking for handouts with the cardboard "invested too much money in the 2000's" sign? Be generous to them.
Usually around March, D starts in on how he isn't going to pay taxes anymore. He's done. Make an appointment with the tax guy? That's for looooosers. Around April 10 or so, he gets his butt in gear and just plain old gets it done. Then he gets money back in the mail later. He always does.
Today, I made the mistake of asking D when he would get the taxes done. He starts flying through his paperwork, which in his organizational system means "a BIG box with every scrap of paper collected over the last year in it." (The stupid envelopes, too! Why?) Then he got very upset that he couldn't find some city tax thing.
I told him if *I* filed it, naturally it would probably be under the "W" file.
"W?? WHYYY the W file? That makes no stinkin' sense!" he accuses.
Well, sure it does. W is for water, and we pay our city water bill as well as our taxes so naturally all the city stuff would be under the W file...
(left out dialogue here) It isn't here.
Ok, then look under the T's because T is for trash, and we pay the trash bill with the water...
D: (ranting about my bad organizational system)
Later, I'm ripping up some of the useless papers occupying his big honkin' box. D tells me NOT TO DO THAT because he's looking for a paper about the stimulus something or other from the government.
Well, did you look under the file I put all your pay stubs in? It would start with the letter "D" because...
"WHYYYY would you put it there? I swear, I'm gonna file all my own stupid crap next year in ONE BIG PILE where I could just find everything I need later!"
Good grief. It took me less than five minutes to find all the missing papers by looking under the correct letter of the alphabet. :]
In other news about taxes and government, do you know how much a trillion dollars is? It's a lot of money! Hat tip: Easy Opinions blog.