I go out to get my mail the other day, totally forgetting about the postal strike, and I finally get my taxes back from the government. This always makes me nervous, since I expect a severe audit just about any year now. I have no reason to- except I sell a lot of drugs. What? A guy’s gotta eat.
So I open up my letter, and it’s relatively good news. There’s no audit planned (at least not yet, maybe there’s a secret one planned for later) and they accepted most of the stuff I put on my return. They made a couple of adjustments, screwing everything up just a little bit. At the end of the day, I owe the Government of Canada a whopping $2.76.
Now this makes me mad. Why even bother trying to collect $2.76? I guarantee you it’ll cost more in manpower to collect this than they’ll make. Plus, I have to pay 75 cents at the bank to pay this thing. That’s a service charge of like 25%. This is a really dumb move by the government. I thought seriously about mailing 276 loose pennies, but that would attract attention that I probably don’t want.
Stupid postal strike.
Random Thing I Enjoyed This Week
Some friends came down for a visit last night, which was pretty fun. Except for one thing.
One of the girls, for whatever reason, flirts with me. She’s the exact opposite of subtle about it, often making a big deal about my uncomfort when she does it. The reason I’m uncomfortable is because a) she has a bf and b) she takes it too far, considering this bf. So the big brain is uncomfortable with this, but the little one is quite okay with it.
Anyhoo, this same girl decided to get a breast reduction. Her beautiful double d’s are now just an average c. And I, for one, am outraged! That’s like slapping God in the face! If they were giving her back problems, I’d gladly help her out with them.
Random Thing That Irritated Me This Week
No wonder nobody uses the post office anymore. They can’t even strike right.
They walked the picket lines for one day this week. ONE DAY! So instead of really screwing people by refusing to deliver the mail, they just slightly inconvenienced everyone. Nobody is going to care about some stupid postal strike if their mail is one day late. Who is honestly so excited about getting the mail that they do it every day? People with a lot of prison pen-pals?
Can you imagine the outrage if we all had to go without e-mail for a few days? I’d revolt. I’d get a torch, round up an angry mob, and go break some stuff. I’d loot myself a new laptop and maybe some guns, since you can always use guns in a revolution.
Song I Like And Therefore You Should Like Too
Hey, I bet you never thought I’d find a song about economics that was actually entertaining. Well, I proved all you suckers wrong.
This rap song outlines the differences in economic philosophies between Keynes and Hayek. Basically, Keynes is in favor of stimulus plans during times of economic weakness, just like during the Great Recession of 2008-09. Hayek, on the other hand, thinks governments should encourage savings, which will encourage investment.
Educational and entertaining? Edutainment!
Simpsons Quote Of The Week
Homer: Hello, Thailand? How’s everything on your end? Uh huh. That’s some language you got there. And you talk like that 24/7, huh?
Blogging Snack Of The Week
So Tim Horton’s finally opened up in the hick town I like to call home, so I’d be remiss if I didn’t go there and eat the crap out of an apple fritter.
Naturally, it’s smokin’ busy in there. I wade my way through the line, spending about 10 minutes talking to people I know but don’t particularly like. I make it up front. and they’re out of apple fritters. And they’re out of apple fritter Tim-Bits. And then, they were out of my two other favorite doughnuts. I had to get a cookie. Who goes to Tim Horton’s for a cookie?
If you’re anywhere near a Timmy’s this week, eat an apple fritter for me. Feel free to @ me on the twitter when you do.
Entertain Yourself This Week
I read an excellent memoir this week, called Dishwasher, written by Pete Jordan. It’s about one slacker’s quest to get paid to wash dishes in all 50 states. Pete spends 12 years on the road, having all sorts of fun adventures along with way. It’s a pretty entertaining read, I’d recommend it.
As for TV, how good has the Stanley Cup Final been? Vancouver won last night, but it was a pretty even game. Game 6 should be pretty good, and I bet there’ll be a game 7. Better watch up now, it’ll be a long summer without any puck.
Babe Loosely Related To Finance
This week’s babe is more than loosely related to finance. Mandy Drury is on CNBC, and she definitely hots the place up.
The producers are usually putting her in tight shirts. Hear that? That’s every guy watching CNBC getting a little excited at the same time. They’ve found a way to get her on TV most every day, and I’d just like to thank the good folks at Comcast for that.
Normally I don’t find Australian accents particularly sexy, but Mandy’s definitely is. Of course, she could communicate in a series of grunts and clicks and I’d find them sexy too.
Oh Right, Time For Links
Krystal at Give Me Back My Five Bucks asked if using a coupon was okay or not okay on the first date. I said okay, most others said not okay, saying it made the coupon user look cheap. On a completely related note, I think I’ve figured out why I don’t have a girlfriend…
Kevin over at 20s Money wants to increase his online income to $5000 per month. Kevin writes some stuff about investing in gold and what not that I don’t agree with, but he’s really good at making money online. So go check that out.
Echo showed up at Young and Thrifty this week, writing about defined benefit pensions. He explored whether they were really as good as a lot of people think they are. While the post was good, when I go to Y&T, I wanna see Y&T, dammit. Also, T&A.