Thursday, November 13, 2008

Paying Taxes

We woke up yesterday to the sound of water running and a cold house. Never a good thing. Turned out one of the water lines in the basement had sprung a leak ... all over our furnace, shorting out the electronic components.

This, combined with a couple of other things, has made it not a particularly good week for our checkbook.

Thankfully, Reader's Digest has this to offer.



A nervous taxpayer was unhappily conversing with the IRS agent conducting a review of the man's returns in an audit. Things were getting a bit heated.

At one point, the auditor shook his head and said, "Mr. Carr, we feel it is a great privilege to live and work in the U.S.A. But as a citizen here, you have an obligation to pay your taxes so that your government might have enough money to operate efficiently, and being cognizant of the rights and benefits of living in such a grand country, we expect you to pay those taxes with a smile!"

Mr. Carr blew out a breath of relief and exclaimed with a grin, "Well, that's wonderful! I thought you were going to want me to pay with cash!"

[Pastor Tim's CleanLaugh]


WISDOM for YOUR WEEK: "Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: that wisdom preserves the life of its possessor." (Ecclesiastes 7:12)


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