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

06_17_09.JPGDo 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.


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