Friday, April 15, 2011

Red, white, and blue tax day!

In honor of tax day, here is a little tax funny for you:

I have a visitor staying with us for the weekend: He's from the Netherlands.  As a way to loosen things up and get the conversation flowing, I noted that we have something in common: we both have red, white, and blue flags.

"Yes!" he said. "Our flag symbolizes our taxes."

"Um...huh?" I stammered.  I mean yeah, it's almost April 15 here, but the flag symbolizes taxes?

"Yes," he said.  "We get red in the face when we talk about them, white in our knuckles when we get our tax bill, and we're blue after we pay them."

"Ah," I said, immediately grasping the concept. "That's the same with us -- only we see stars, too."am flag 3

Have you mailed your tax forms yet???


ivana said...


Other flag...white, rot...and green: rage!!!
My schedule on 28 may!!!

Have a great Friday!!!!

Big hugs!!!

Anonymous said...

Yup, you got that right. I'd be okay if it were spent wisely, but that's not happenin'

Have a fun day and have a soup and sammie for me at the cafe...

Linda said...

Oh so true!

I am adamantly refusing to pay my state taxes until the last minute on Monday as I think it's ridiculous that after all the money I paid in, I still have to pay another $216. It's not like I make THAT much money to begin with for crying out loud!

Hope you have a great Friday in Gawgah!

Marilyn said...

Silly, but I kept thinking what happens on April 15th. I mailed my taxes in the first of March, as my business taxes were due March 15th. What a relief to get that over with early. Whew!

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

yes... sigh.

smiles, bee

barb @iPhoneographi said...

My CPA filed electronically for me around bc4 time... And I mailed checks today. Crappity crap crap crap.

Big hugs xo