Bronwyn Green

The Corner of Quirky & Kinky

I’m pleased to report I’m no longer the Plague Maiden – hooray for Gypsy Cold Care Tea and copious doses of echinacea, goldneseal, garlic, zinc and vitamin C! In fact, I felt so much better I went to a drum circle Friday night with my friend Jen, because yes, I am that just that crunchy granola. But it was a beautiful night with a full moon and a bonfire and about three hours of drumming – absolutely fantastic.

I also watched all of season four of Supernatural this weekend. Yes indeed…22 episodes of Sam and Dean demony goodness. (Thank you Brynn for lending me the entire season!) Season five starts this week, so I’m a happy kid.

Today was one of those crazy busy days – I had to get the jewelry for one of my piercings fixed (I swear if it didn’t look so cute, I’d take it out – it’s really pissing me off lately), get my son’s birthday present and go to the IRS. It’s a long and boring story, but due to never receiving a 1099 form, we owed the government some money. I didn’t think there would be weirdness. I figured, I’d walk in hand someone my check get a receipt and leave. That’s not quite how it went down.

Me: Hi. I’d like to pay my bill.
IRS Dude: Are you making a payment.
Me: Well…yeah, but I’m paying it in full.
IRS Dude: Really?
Me: Yepper.
IRS Dude: Cash, check or charge?
Me: Check.
IRS Dude: Take a number and wait to see your specialist.
Me: Wait…I have a specialist?
IRS Dude: Yes. The check specialist.
Me: Okaaay.

So I plop myself in a chair in front of the digital readout and wait. And wait. And wait some more. I wait for almost a half an hour listening to the other people talking to their specialists – one guy was trying to convince his specialist that his ex-wife was completely evil and the other specialist was discussing her dog’s behavior problem with her client. So I wander back to the guy at the front desk who hurriedly closes out a game of Solitaire.

Me: So…how long does this usually take?
IRS Dude: You should sit tight…it’s gonna be a while.
Me: Well, I have to go pick up my kids from school.
IRS Dude: What time?
Me: 2:30
IRS Dude: Hmmm…that’s gonna be a problem.
Me: All I need to do is drop off my check and get a receipt. Is there someone else I can drop it off to?
IRS Dude: Don’t you want to argue?
Me: Ummm…noooooo. I just want to make a payment.
IRS Dude: Right. But don’t you want to dispute it?
Me: Mostly I just want to pay it and leave.
IRS Dude: So you don’t want to argue about it at all?
Me: Not even a little.
IRS Dude: So you’re admitting that you owe the money…and you don’t want to argue.
Me: Right. I don’t want to argue. (I’m beginning to think he’s trying to pick a fight at this point.)
IRS Dude: Huh. Well okay. I don’t usually take payments, but I guess I can do it if you don’t want to argue about it.

Nice enough guy, but by far, one of the weirdest conversations I’ve had in quite some time. Had it gone on much longer I think we actually would have argued over weather or not I wanted to argue. I’m sure this sort of thing happens to other people too, but most of the time it feels like it’s just me.

0 thoughts on “Stuff I’ve been doing

  1. Mia Watts says:

    Totally you. Just you and only you. Wanna argue about it?

  2. Love the conversation. I hear a book coming on.

  3. chocoaddict says:

    I agree – the Traditional Medicinal teas are great for what ails you. But I'm wondering if maybe something extra got slipped into one of your teabags and you possibly imagined the IRS scene… or maybe the “Dude” is related to the delivery guy who came to your house a week or so ago!

  4. That sooo reminds me of that Monty Python Sketch!

  5. Kris Norris says:

    Hey Bron

    It's like standing in the short lineup at the DMV… you get all the way there to find out it's for farm vehicles and you have to go back to the now even longer lineup… government, who really understands them.

    I'm so glad you're feeling better… here's to unprescribed drugs. Glad the drum circle was a blast. Did you try to take any orb pictures?

    Have fun with the boys tonight,

  6. Anny Cook says:

    Oh, yeah. I can so see something like this happening.

    Glad you feel better!!!

  7. Yay! I'm so glad you are all better!

    I'd love to go to a drum circle someday . . .

    Poor IRS Dude was likely shocked at your willingness.


    Almost done unpacking . . .

  8. That's just funny as hell!

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