Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Sometimes It's So Painful ... I Just Have to Laugh

Do you ever have one of those days when you think that nothing, NOTHING could top the last stupid thing that happened to you?
Today was one of those days.
I had three very stupid, and potentially painful, items in my mailbox.

All three were from our government.
I will refrain from saying any more on that.

The first piece was from Social Security.  They tend to send a lot of forms, just to make sure their money (?!) is being well spent.  Or well saved.
It was a form for me to fill out stating that my 16 year old son was not .... I repeat, NOT .... married.
I'm wondering if they know something that I don't?
I guess I'll have to scrutinize his comings and goings a bit closer.
After I fill out the form.
After I have a long talk with him.

The second piece was from the IRS.  This form made me hyperventilate (they have a way of doing that and I think they get great joy from it).  It seems that they were not happy that I sent my quarterly estimated tax payment a week late and now they want the entire amount.  
Funny, they didn't return my check.
I can say funny now, but at the time I was hyperventilating I was also crying.
It's been a tough day.  
I didn't need that.

The third piece of mail just stunned me.  
For a bit.
It was, as so many are, addressed to Jim.
It's been a year and a half.
I hear he might get mail for the next 30 years.
Sometimes the mail that's addressed to him makes me cry.  Sometimes it makes me angry.
Today, once I got past stunned .... I burst out laughing.

It seems that Jim has been summoned for jury duty.

I really, REALLY hope they put out a warrant for his arrest when he doesn't show up.

1 comment:

  1. It just goes on and on, doesn't it? I'm so sorry that you have to experience the ignorance of our government at work. There is just no excuse.

    I love you dearly.