Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Modern Scholar

I probably wasn't much better. Found at the printer.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Re: Taxes

There used to be two signs at every quick print shop in the country. Maybe they are still there. One said
Cheap. Fast. Good. Pick two.
the other said
Poor planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on ours.

On this year's tax day, I would like to tape that to all the monitors here. Maybe staple it to a few foreheads.

For the record: No tax advice shall come from my mouth. Here are the forms. Here is the extension form for the state and here is the Federal. I don't know how the efiling doohickey works, nor can I help you apply for an extension online. I don't even do my own taxes. We* give all our info to helpful and well-remunerated professionals.

* We is actually my partner who gathers up all our financial information. It is we only in the sense that I benefit from it. I do only slightly more work on our taxes than does our 5-year-old son.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

It's not pug

I just helped a patron who is either speech impaired or I'm suddenly hearing impaired. He came up to the desk and I heard, "I would like some books on pugs". I said "Pugs?". "No, hugs." "Hugs?", I said. "NO, HERBS" he yelled "H-E-R-B-S!"

How did we get from pugs to herbs. Speech impaired.