Okay, so fine. This post has zilch to do with George Clooney, but George Clooney makes me smile, so I titled the post after him.
It’s better than the title, “I don’t get why people wait until 11:59 on April 15 to file their taxes,” which is actually what this post is about. That title would have been a real snoozer.
Tonight on the news, they showed footage of last year’s tax day and the line of cars at the post office, which remains open for tax slackers (our tax dollars hard at work), and the line was beyond long. It was dark and the post office workers looked annoyed and frantic, and the people in their cars looked like they were HIGH on DRUGS. Who are these people, sitting in line at the post office, probably wearing their pajamas, turning in their tax returns in the dead of night?
Maybe YOU are one of those people and frankly, I want to know what the heck is going through your head.
Here are the facts.
Tax day is April 15 EVERY YEAR, am I right? It never changes, unlike Easter and Thanksgiving, which I find confusing, but tax day happens every year on the same day, like clockwork. Right???
(I said factS above, but actually that’s the only fact.)
What wrong with getting your return completed at, say, noon? Or 5:30. Why wait until 11:59?
To be honest, Tate and I aren’t exactly speedy in our tax return completion, usually waiting until the last few weeks, or so. This year, I just mailed in our Indiana State return on Monday, which I feel compelled to say, IS NOT SENDING IN MY RETURN AT 11:59 ON APRIL 15 FROM MY HONDA PILOT AFTER WAITING IN A LONG LINE AT THE POST OFFICE WHILE WEARING MY PAJAMAS, LOOKING DOPED UP .
To sum this all up, I don’t get why people wait until 11:59 on April 15 to file their taxes.
Random unrelated bit: I really enjoyed seeing George Clooney/Dr. Doug Ross on ER during it’s last hurrah season. He makes me feel warm and tingly down there.
Random unrelated bit 2: I’m so sick of getting Easter grass stuck to the bottom of my feet and finding empty plastic eggs around my house.
Random unrelated bit 3: Number of glasses of wine to write this post: 2 XL glasses.