I hate April 15! I hate paying additional taxes when it is in addition to an already high withholding. So I wait until the very last minute to work on my taxes and mail it on the very last day as well.
So I went to the post office this morning, arriving there at about 7:40AM. There was a schedule on the door that said they open at 8:00 AM. Inside (lobby) there was a line starting to form. So I joined in. I am third in line.
Then I noticed there was another posting on the inside door (closed at this time) that the post office opens at 8:45AM - unitl 10:00 PM perhaps to accomodate last minute taxpayers like me. In the meantime, the line behind me is getting longer! I shared what I read with the folks in line.
A braver person knocked on the door, well window actually, where people pick up parcels. One postal employee opened the little window and the brave person asked her about the 2nd sign on the inside door. The postal employee assured us that they will open at 8:00 AM (some 3 minutes from the door knocking event).
So about 8:05 the inside door opens. I was joking to that perhaps there will only be one window open.... From my mouth to some Post Office April 15 God's ears ... there WAS only 1 window open! YIKES... The line behind me was now about 30 person long! I was so proud and happy that I am third in line.
So #1 in line went up to mail his returns. I noticed that #2 in line had loose papers with checks paper clipped to the loose papers. He then asked the post office lady to provide him with envelopes. To my surprise, the P.O. lady complied!
I signaled to the lady that perhaps she could help me while #2 was stuffing his returns and addressing the envelopes. She ignored me. The clock is ticking and I needed to go to work...
8:15AM, a second window open. The P.O. lady #2 decided to rearrange her counter space, dust her computer, count her change, etc. as I wait. When she was done, she called out to me with a loud announcement that she takes only CASH. I told her that I had it and if I did not, I was going to beg, borrow, and / or steal from the people in line who will be more than helpful because "WE are in this together". That got some laugh from some people in line.
P.O. lady #2 repeated as I approached the window that she is "CASH ONLY". I told her that I had everything, cash, credit card, debit card, check, blood, sweat, and tears. What I did not have were an arm and a leg as I gave that to the IRS!
See, I hate April 15 because it impairs everyone's thinking, including mine!