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For all of you stories. After reading them, I always feel a bit better about my own life.
Great stories, seems via the money issues you get an insight in people's hidden and confused lives. I sometimes wonder: What if someone googled your name and found their own story on AP? They probably don't expect their serious faced tax man to have another career involving mud & barberries. Nor do they expect to find themselves discussed here. So this is moot.
My motto is: always make sure you know how much your tax man can bench press.
So if the Nautilus pound is smaller in MA, perhaps the MA taxes are as well and perhaps even the IRS hit. Of course no one every question the impact of the smaller Nautilus pound on the G however.
Thanks for the stories and enjoy the sunshine.
Googling the Taxman's name doesn't produce a hit on Attackpoint until the middle of the second page, and that one doesn't give you a link to his log (it's just a list of names). To get a link that can lead you to the tax tales, you have to go to page 3. Oh, I take that back ? the very first hit, which is to his map index, has a link to his Attackpoint log. (I also found an intriguing page much further down the list that revealed other interesting things, including the answer to a question that I asked over the weekend.)
My motto is: if someone asks you if you want to sit in with the band and they're about to play "Taxman", you better know the chords...
But is this really the complete end of this year's Tales From the Tax Crypt? Because I was just reading yesterday that a *huge* number of people file for extensions each year. Surely there's some of that even out in the boondocks (ie--Western Mass.)!
Re: Googling the Taxman´s name
--What could be a bit disturbing for PG´s customers in his profession as a taxman is the fact that it´s not until the 8th link on page 9 that you actually get a hit in that respect. The rest is a mish-mash of orienteering and trail running results.
--What could be even more disturbing to the large numbers of his AP log readers is the fact that his name also appears in a number of golf blogs ;)
What if someone googled your name and found their own story on AP?
I try to be sufficiently vague so that the odds of anyone being recognized is very close to nil.
I really wish I had more time (and energy) to write some more stories. They are really fun to write. I get exposed, in a very personal way, to quite a wide range of humanity.
And it is certainly true, as Kissy says, that I very often feel very glad to be me and not them. And that, when applied to a life full of self-doubt, is a very good and useful thing.
I was surprised by the number of returns you did--I really had no idea it was as many as 1300! You must have about 34% market penetration in the more select and desirable zip codes of Western Mass.
The Taxman is not limited to Western Mass. He's bad — he's nationwide.
He's a man who does not get much seen in cheap sunglasses.
Do consider "throwing" all these snippets into one electronic file. And preserving them might also encourage you to write more of them down while fresh.
Reading them reminded me of Studs Terkel's writings. You provide a fresh insight across class lines of America. Thanks for the preview of your book:).
I think of PG as the James Herriot of the tax business
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