Monday, February 9, 2009

Tax Time Can Be Stressful...

Have you ever wasted an hour and a half on the phone with the IRS (forty-five minutes of which were on hold) just so an underqualified call center employee can give you the wrong information with a really bad attitude? I have!


I'm sure some of you will have to make a call to the helpful employees at the IRS sometime in the future, so here is my advice:


When you are so angry that it seems as though your very blood is comprised of half venom and half overpriced gasoline, there is only one thing to cool you off.


That's right. An Arnold Palmer. Lite. Half iced tea, half lemonade. 100% badass, with just a twist of ballsiness. This drink doesn't take any guff, and neither should you.
Just drink one of these babies before calling and that horrible hold music of mangled classical will seem like, well, music to your ears. You won't be compelled to inform the IRS employee you are speaking with that they are just a glorified customer service representative and that any moron can read a script on the screen in front of them.
Man, I wish I would've had an Arnie Palmer BEFORE I called.

10 comments:

The Self-Deprechaun said...

Does this have 100% pure Arnold Palmer musk in it? Those tax people suck!

SOMETHING HAPPENED SOMEWHERE TURNING said...

Mary, thank you very much. I too enjoy your blog. My wife just made me promise that I won't stop posting all together. So I suppose I will be updating from time to time. I really hope to get some work done by doing this.
I will still be following everyone's blogs.
I want you to know I appreciate what you said. Life moves on and it was many years ago. But I still draw off of it.
I look forward to reading more of your post and I think you should occasionally remind us all of what we've missed in the news.
Take good care. ~beaux

Evil Twin's Wife said...

Another good reason to enjoy TurboTax! :-)

minerva1822 said...

awww dude sorry you had to deal with the money vamps...they suck...did you finally get someone intelligent to take care of stuff?..that stuff looks tasty by the way..lol

Hot Belly Mama said...

I hate paying our accountant $300 a year, but it's so worth it to have a PERSON take care of us face to face.

*mary* said...

Ahhh, I WISH I could Turbo Tax this problem away, but it is more complicated than just filing taxes. It's over a $1000 in penalties that I suddenly owe from 1999, because of my worthless ex-husband.

Blicky Kitty said...

Tax time sucks. My technique is plugging my ears and yelling "lalalalala."

Ciervo Pequeño said...

@Self-Deprechaun: I almost ROFL'd to death. Arnold Palmer musk... *shake head*

@Mary - Anything's possible, I suppose I could be, but it's pretty unlikely. I've found the best management style to be 'leaving me alone and letting me do my job'. Unfortunately, my superiors do not share this viewpoint. How am I supposed to stop accepting candy from strange men when they keep being strange and offering it to me?! Also - doing taxes sucks. It sucks even more when you've only ever filed as single with no property and in a state with no state income tax, and are all of a sudden filing jointly in a state that DOES have state income tax, the same year my husband sold a house and has to figure in taxes for that. I better stock up on AP's myself, because I'm sure I'll be on the phone with the IRS soon.

Constructive Attitude said...

I talked to the IRS the other day, and i agree about the attitude and spoke with someone who made me feel like the biggest idiot. but i wasnt on hold for that long, which is extremely suprising.

Anonymous said...

go to h+r block lady you should have got back at least 3-4 grand,better double check lil girl luv, terry p.s. call and ask shannon what she got valentines.she has been real sick it would cheer her up

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