April 18, 2007

Tax Day Drama

Damn.

It would have been nice to know earlier than 2 hours before midnight April 17, that Intuit's servers would be unable to handle the load and I would have to file my taxes by mail. Boy, did that change my plans for the evening. In short order, it was time to find a Post Office open until midnight, print out the returns, curse the fact that I forgot to buy black ink this weekend, and hope like heck that there was enough to print out the returns, address the envelops, put two stamps on the envelops because it sure feel heavy, and race to the Post Office with a horde of others converging on the same spot. Talk about a traffic jam.

Finally I handed my returns to the nice guy standing in front of the post office 20 minutes before midnight and drove away vowing that next year I'd file earlier.

Hope your tax day was better than mine.

Rick Perlstein has a series of posts about what our taxes are no longer doing for us. ThankYouVeryMuch Mr. Bush for the rotten country you have left for us.

(A sincere thank you to Digby for the tip.)

Posted by Mary at April 18, 2007 01:00 AM | Random Mumblings | Technorati links |
Comments

I trust the nice guy standing in front of the post office 20 minutes before midnight was properly identified before you handed over all your personal information.

There's something spooky about all that...

Posted by: Thomas Ware at April 18, 2007 09:09 AM

I did check to see if he was real with the post office - and that thought definitely crossed my mind.... it was quite strange.

Posted by: Mary at April 18, 2007 04:03 PM