a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Don't Even Ask About Yesterday...

 It was tax day at the postal service. While I am extremely grateful that people still use the postal service, why wait until the last day to mail your tax return? 

I took care of each person with a smile and the patience of a saint but I sure was exhausted at the end of the day.  Tax Day plus Monday equals chaos and craziness.

I am grateful I have a job.  This was not my favorite day but pay day is and I guess I'll stick around.
Rare pictures of Ki Junior being still.
It didn't last long.
Too many things to see and smell.
Progress in his training by the other farm dogs.
Another dead Copperhead,
one Cotton Mouth torn to bits
and I think Junior has almost got it.

19 comments:

Sandy said...

Gail,
Thank you for your service with the Post Office. I don't understand why people always wait so long before doing their taxes. We had ours done in February. Pup is a cutie, great snake dog!

Irene said...

I'm sure all those people were happy that they got service from you with a smile. You probably made their day. You do deserve a medal. Junior sure looks good. I hope he's careful around those snakes and learns his lessons well. I'd hate to see him get bit. xox

Journaling Woman said...

How was your day yesterday? Oops.

I feel for ya's only because of my mum, retired PM.

Junior is cute.

Nezzy said...

I bet tax day makes Christmas look like a romp in the park!!!

Bless your heart. I bet your big old smile made their day!!!

Jr. is growin' like a weed!!!

God bless ya and have yourself a magnificent day. Rest up girl :o)

Nezzy said...

Oh...BTW...the copperhead thing. Hubs has killed more already this year than we see in a whole season. They seem to be larger than life this year too.

On Farm Boy killed was sunnin' in the parkin' lot of the assisted livin' facility MIL lives at. Dangerous 'round slow movers with walkers!!!

What's the deal???

Country Gal said...

Glad its all over I bet ! people that owe money are the ones that file at the last minuet here ! But most do it by computer , we have an accountant do ours he does everything house taxes etc ! A good thing people and bill collecters still use the snail mail or all post peoples would be out of a job, I hope that never happens ! Nice photos of pup such a cutie looks like quite the cheeky thing ! Have a good day !

LindaG said...

You could raise and train farm dogs for homesteaders...
Have a better day today! ♥

TexWisGirl said...

good going, pups.

Lynne said...

I love you Post Woman . . .

Laurel's Quill said...

Filed mine online...and then they just yank the payment out of your account..like ripping your heart out with a crowbar. I HATE TAX TIME...hate it. But thanks for smiling at all the mailers. I appreciate happy customer service!!

Sue said...

I spend a lot of time at the post office, and I was there yesterday, too...mailing my daughter's taxes for her. However, I did not bother the workers but simply placed two envelopes in the box.

=)

Dreaming said...

But wait, folks have until today to file since Monday was Emancipation Day and a Federal holiday!

My hubby does our taxes and he IS one of those folks who you would probably see at the PO at the last minute! (Except this year - our taxes were so complicated we had an accountant do them and he filed for us electronically).

I hope today is better. Keep on smiling!

DesertHen said...

I think those that owe wait until the last minute to send off those taxes. I know that's what I did, but I filed electronically. I remember working several "tax days" at the post office as a relief...my head was spinning at the end of the day!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Well, pup was still for a second anyway! This is like trying to catch my cat- she is always moving!

SaucyKod said...

I have so many friends that wait until the last moment to mail in taxes. I am one of those that get theirs done .........like when the tax form came in the mail. Just like any other bill - get it done and outta the way, eh.
Of course you smiled, I would expect nothing less and I'm sure the customers appreciated your smile at a most not-so-loving time.
Your dogs catch snakes - YIKES - now to me, that is scarier than TAXES. ha,ha
Have a great day and enjoy your evening - its in the 70's here tonight and we are enjoying another balmy week of warm weather.

A Quiet Corner said...

Sounds like they are being trained right!...:)JP

Rudee said...

We mailed our taxes in weeks ago. I wasn't one who tortured your colleagues. Frankly, I don't get why people procrastinate like that. Surely it must give late filers at least a little heartburn to wait so long!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh for a day in the country, without the copperheads and without the Cotton Mouth's. We have Rattlers here..been wary of them all my life. At ten years one nearly got me but my dog stepped in front of me and got it in the nose. She was gone for a week, coming home all muddy. I would never, ever be without a dog! Never! Glad you got Ki Jr., Ki and all the other dogs with snakes around.
Hugs!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Our accountant does ours electronically..so it is no big deal. I am not sure why people wait until the last moment. Service with a smile! Thanks Gail your customers must appreciate you! Good on Ki Jr..for learning about the snakes..:)

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