Friday, 6 February 2009

it's been taxing..........


filing a tax return online.
I'm not going to have a rant, mostly because I have nothing left to give. Suffice to say, that by the time my unique user identity number arrived in the post, I was already late. And that has cost me £100. Outstanding.
The best bit, apart from managing to exit the site, was the THIRTY TWO......count them...32 ...character successful receipt reference code. What are the chances of typing that in without making an error ?
About the same as me getting my return filed on time next year I guess.

On another note, my good friend Tommy Two-Sheds was back in the hospital this week. That will be two weeks running then.
A swift appendectomy last week, followed by rushing back in this week with a post op lung problem, that turned out to be not one, not two but three blood clots in his lung.
According to my sources, his employers are not too happy with the amount of time he has had off sick. What the fuck is that about ? Welcome to modern Britain, home of the understanding boss.
I think he should go back to work, fall over, then sue the wankers up the road and back.
I feel so bad for him, that in my capacity as Director General of Sam Robbins inc. I shall be having a half day off tomorrow. Solidarity, that's what we need more of round these parts.

Get well soon Tommy. X

7 comments:

TTS said...

Love you bud.....Thanks for coming over last week. Ciderman will return....in time! x

knifepainter said...

I'm cutting my intake as a mark of respect Tommy !x

Ian said...

32 digits??? Do you know how to copy and paste?

travelling, but not in love said...

Tax sucks. No matter how you look at it. Although, i suppose it does give the government a bit of cash to splash. Which is nice. Especially when it comes to buying banks.

knifepainter said...

Copy and paste Ian ? I must have missed that episode of Blue Peter.

As you say TBNiL, nice for buying banks, or paying bankers bonuses !

Manic Mother Of Five said...

Really interesting post.......

Think my hubbie has the same employer as Mister Two Sheds and they gave him 2 warnings for being off sick - he was in hospital in the Critical Care Unit at the time. Don't you just love it.....

As for the tax return - nothing ever surprises me when it comes to the civil service these days....

Love to you and yours xx

knifepainter said...

Hi MMoF, I think you're right about the employer thing. Arseholes.

Thanks for dropping by. xxx