Monday, August 02, 2010


So I go down to the Town Hall today to pay my real estate taxes.

I like doing it in person. They have candy at the pay window.

I start writing out my check.

I notice a CPA surcharge on my bill $25.63.

What??? My town doesn't factor in accounting into my real estate bill??

Did they just make up numbers before??

So I talk to the lady at the counter. Here is that conversation:

ME: "Are you people greedy? Insane? CPA SURCHARGE!!??? How dare you charge me an accounting fee surcharge on my real estate bill!! You know every freakin' year you're going to have to figure this out and pay accountants!!"

LADY: "Sir..."

ME: "Listen...I'm sick of you weasels bleeding me dry! Accounting fee!! What kinda bullshit is an accounting surcharge!!???"

LADY: "Sir..."

ME: "CPA surcharge?? That's crazy!!"

LADY: "Sir, if you'd..."

ME: "You people just take and take and take...."

LADY: "Sir...the CPA surchage isn't about's a Community Preservation Area that the voters voted in back in 2006. It's been on your bill since then."

ME: "Oh. Have a great day!"


paul howley said...

Did that REALLY happen?

I Ain't No Oprah said...


Did I tell you the story of the time I dumped my trash at the same town hall?

Cake not signed in said...

Teach ya to skim yer bills, loser.


Dweezleman in de nort countree said...

Is that like a Sears poncho, or a real poncho?

Sparkle Plenty said...

To sum up: Nevermind.

(You score any candy? Were you too embarrassed to grab some?)

Cake said...

I think you should now tell the story of the day you dumped your trash.

Mild-mannered funny book shoppe owner by day...

Toll Booth Guy said...

Did I tell you the story of that time the guy threw everything in his car at me for some stupid reason and then had to call and apologize later?

Ghost of Sogen said...

Did you hear the update? I got voted into the Guinness Book of World Records as "Person in Japan with the Least Friends"! Since, you know, nobody checked on me in 30 years.

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