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Monday, March 31, 2008

A Not-so Taxing Season

I have wonderful clients, especially during tax season. For some reason, after I prepare their taxes, they come back bearing gifts - some too extravagant, some handcrafted, and some yummy for the tummy. But I appreciate each and every one.

This is a rose made of duct tape. How many duct tape roses have you given your accountant for a job well done? I feel honored that I am probably only one of a handful who can say that they received one.


I got a $25 gift certificate to a local eatery and $100 in gift certificates to a nice bar/restaurant in the neighboring college town.


A male client gave me his made-from-scratch chocolate cake with cream cheese icing. (Sorry no picture available, it disappeared too quickly).

Another client in the landscaping business gave me this dried hydrangea arrangement arrangement she made:


This stained glass heart was custom made by another male client who is now permanently disabled and is trying to start a new career making custom stained glass pieces:



I've also received two $5.00 cash tips.

Then Friday, a client showed up with this floral arrangement:
The mug was cute and the flowers were nice, but smack dab in the middle of the arrangement was this little Christmas sweater:



On the back, was this:

She wanted me to know that I have a huge fan base in the community that loved my newspaper column and who actually do understand my sense of humor.

I don't think I can ever retire. I just love my clients way too much to leave them.

6 comments:

GoingLikeSixty.com said...

Wow, what a haul. But how cool that you got a Christmas Sweater! It's not really ugly enough, but what a funny and clever gift.

Crockhead said...

Hey, if you need help drinking your way through those gift certificates to Seven Saints, my office is just around the corner.

Prairie Gourmet said...

gls: Yes, it wasn't ugly enough,but it's the thought that counts.

crockhead: After 4/15. And they do have good food in addition to alcohol.

Mel said...

That sweater is awesome! I LOVE the meaning it conveys! ;)

I used an accountant once after we purchased our home to double check my attempt at doing the taxes. I hit it right on the head, so I haven't used one since. As soon as we have a change in our status, such as winning the lottery, I'll go back again. But until then, it's pretty straightforward for us. Thank goodness.

That sweater is just makin' me grin. :D

cartier said...

I rely on the library for computer access, since I don't own one. Getting a dose of WRY today, and the librarians are curious what I'm reading,because I'm busting out laughing. I was proud to see my mini sweater posted....and I think I know where you got that duct tape rose..I have one too.

Prairie Gourmet said...

cartier: You found me! Now you know just how much that little sweater means to me. I had to show it to the world.