Dumb, really dumb. The city of Brighton, Mich. Is threatening legal action against a local doctor over an unpaid tax bill of $0.51. Dr. Phil Kaanji says he probable left the cents off a tax check he sent to the city, but says it’s absurd that he’s now being bombarded with registered mail warnings that say “FINAL NOTICE.”
Each one that is sent, is costing the city $5.21 in order to notify him. City finance directors said the city has no choice but to pursue any unpaid tax. “No matter how small.” He said, “we can’t ignore it or waive it.” Last time I heard something that was about this stupid was when a city sent a notice to a tree.
When I paid off my credit cards a few years ago, I overpaid each and everyone by like .50 cents or something like that. You would be surprised how many statements that they will send you (at .42 cents each) telling you of your overpayment and how it will be applied to your next statement. I have to admit, I got a perverse charge out of that, for some 8-10 months afterwards.
Do you know how to tell if you are over your limit on the card? When you are standing at Lowe’s and they swipe your card to pay for the items ….. If the lites in the building suddenly dim a little bit … You are over your limit. Remember that.
An Oklahoma home builder has switched to smaller homes, after years of building 6,000 sq. ft. homes he has recently started building smaller 1800 sq ft homes. As American’s continue to cut back on many things, housing is one of them. Lowe’s and Home Depot posting big losses this year. Motorhome sales in the U.S. are predicted to shrink some 305,000 units this year because of the higher cost of fuel. A dealer in Denver that I know says that the market has “gone soft” a more appropriate description might be gushy or flat out vanished.
I am reminded of Ross Perot ….. “Listen for that gigantic sucking sound as the jobs go to Mexico.” …. Whoosh!
If you have some spare space around your place, you might call one of the major airlines, I hear they are looking for tarmac parking space for a lot of airplanes as no one is traveling this year. Spring is over and now we rush headlong into summer, some say the banking crisis is over, having been frozen solid for months, it is now going to magically thaw out.
You remember the bank don’t cha? This is the place that has ten windows and two tellers, that is the bank. A modern day phenomenon that only a banker would be capable of understanding.
(Yeah I know, don’t get me started)
If you are in a meat market in Los Angeles and you poke the turkey to see how tender it is, you are breaking the law. If you meet another guy on the beach and decide to get married, it is perfectly legal ….. go figure. Been a wild and whacky month here in the Great Middle Class Nation.
Shaped and molded into a modern day “Globalization Empire” that was honed with instruments such as outsourcing, off-shoring, firing at will. The Republican and/or Democratic elegy for our vanishing American way of life.
The land of equality or a bankers Utopia, you make the call.
End of the month, mark another “X” on the calendar, one more tired dead soldier put down to rest. The government is giving me my money back this week, (borrowed from China I suppose) hey, I am on a roll.
I got it made in the shade.
Related: Notice to a tree.