Happiness is...


Shared on Sat, 05/08/2010 - 03:31

Well, a warm gun is always happiness, but sometimes other things work out for you.

So I get home from work, and I carry my bundle out to the mailbox for the Stamp Out Hunger food drive, and get my mail.

As I walk back up the driveway, and into the light I see something from the IRS! Sweet! I figured my return has arrived, and I was happy about that. Then I noticed, as I stood out in the driveway, that this was a correspondence from the IRSn and definitely not a check. Now I wasn't happy.

I put the rest of the crap mail on the car, and tore the envelope open and took a look.

Turns out I missed something on my return, primarily the Making Work Pay credit. Turns out I'm getting nearly $400 bucks more back!

So sometimes happiness is a letter from the IRS. :)



Smithcraft's picture
Submitted by Smithcraft on Sat, 05/08/2010 - 11:30
@Fish66 - That works too! I was sort of expecting contact from the IRS 'cuz I forgot to fill out the line that says how much I want back of my refund, but mo' money is always good! I'm looking at a four drive SATA to Firewire, nonRAID just JBOD, enclosure for my HTmini system. Running out of space on my 3 WD 1TB MyBooks... SC
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Submitted by ekattan on Fri, 02/01/2008 - 14:06
That is true. It worthless getting paid and having to use it all on paying bills. In nice to have some in the bank. So we you see something you like you can say to yourself, "I can buy that". :)
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Submitted by JollyRoger on Wed, 12/10/2008 - 10:17
What is ten times worse, is that the pilot said, after he ejected, he saw the plane plunge into the house. One of the people that came across him walking down the street said he was distraught not knowing if anyone was in the house.
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Submitted by Devonsangel on Wed, 12/10/2008 - 10:19
The Santa letters are great, I almost spit water on my keyboard reading the first one.
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Submitted by JUSTKILLME2 on Wed, 12/10/2008 - 10:29
good story on the pilot and you Santa letter and thank soup one more time you have had me cleaning coffee of my keyboard
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Submitted by Bob on Wed, 12/10/2008 - 10:59
Best post post of the year award
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Submitted by Lbsutke on Wed, 12/10/2008 - 11:10
The pilot story is crazy... But...after the investigation, if things turn out to be because of something the pilot did (and I am not talking about oopps I hit the wrong switch) such as being drunk, screwing around in the air, something of that nature. Then expect a very different response..
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Submitted by JeepChick on Wed, 12/10/2008 - 11:16
We all now know... Soup is Santa. Makes total sense now. :)
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Submitted by fatLUNCH on Wed, 12/10/2008 - 11:25
great post!!! :D
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Submitted by BalekFekete on Wed, 12/10/2008 - 12:09
LOL! Would +2 if I could...
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Submitted by dkhodz on Wed, 12/10/2008 - 12:34
Soup, you are a genius. Awesome post, especially the Santa letters!
Speedbump's picture
Submitted by Speedbump on Wed, 09/30/2009 - 08:57
The Plague?
ekattan's picture
Submitted by ekattan on Wed, 09/30/2009 - 09:08
A1H1? Hope you feel better. Bronchitis is rather serious. Is your wife receiving nebulization?
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Submitted by ATC_1982 on Wed, 09/30/2009 - 09:13
Hope everyone has a speedy recovery and for bronchitis the pink pills work the best on clearing it up. Doctor has to give you a perscription for them those.
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Submitted by TheDastard on Wed, 09/30/2009 - 09:15
The cat did it.
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Submitted by SoupNazzi on Wed, 09/30/2009 - 09:30
Now I know why DA's cat used your carpet for a litter box Dastard. She senses that you hate cats and took preemptive measures to fight you. Cats pissing on your carpet is a highly effective attack. :-)
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Submitted by CMA on Wed, 09/30/2009 - 10:09
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Submitted by TheDastard on Wed, 09/30/2009 - 10:12
The cat loves me! I hug it and squeeze it and name it George.
TheDastard's picture
Submitted by TheDastard on Wed, 09/30/2009 - 10:16
Oh, and Soup...must I remind you that your cat shit on you. Nothing says I love you like getting shit on.
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Submitted by Dahji on Wed, 12/10/2008 - 16:35
But I don't want GOW! This sux.
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Submitted by CyberWolves on Tue, 02/05/2008 - 06:02
A good sign you are doing something right, CONRATS!
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Submitted by KingOfTwang on Sat, 07/10/2010 - 12:56
Gotta love it, SC. When you load up them drives, we'll have to sit down and fry eyeballs with whatever's on them. Oh yes, we will. Oh yessss....
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Submitted by MikeJames on Tue, 08/26/2008 - 21:41
That's hot! lol
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Submitted by Bodaget on Tue, 08/26/2008 - 22:00
been there done that! cats have been puking of late as well! good times
ekattan's picture
Submitted by ekattan on Tue, 08/26/2008 - 22:07
Dude that happened to me yesterday, but it wasn't after work but in the middle of the night. My dog awoke my wife since he was sleeping in the baby's room, wanting to go out, instead my wife brings him to my room awakening me at 1 in the morning. The dog couldn't hold it any longer and fucking shits diarrhea al over my bedroom. My wife goes back to bed at the babies room, while I have to stay up cleaning and mopping that shit till 2 in the morning. Lovely!
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Submitted by TDrag27 on Tue, 08/26/2008 - 22:08
It could be worse. You could be at work sitting in your cubicle covered in your own shit.
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Submitted by Zikan on Tue, 08/26/2008 - 23:18
Been there, done that ... I threw away the t-shirt. We have not given the dog scraps from our restaurant food since.
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Submitted by newtizzle on Wed, 08/27/2008 - 00:48
yeah, i hear that. ive been there. thankfully only once. but i got you beat on this one: the neighbor shot a deer and wasnt able to find it apparently because my dog found it, ate some of it and threw it up all over my bed and me. after throwing up for about 20 minutes i burned all my bedding and had to sleep on the cheapest shittiest blanket in the world afterwards. nothing like deer meat and blood to ruin a perfectly good evening. i still get sick to my stomach thinking about it.
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Submitted by sicrik on Wed, 08/27/2008 - 03:16
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Submitted by BasBleu on Sat, 05/08/2010 - 06:00
That's fantastic! Tell us what you will buy with your new "found" money!
Fish66's picture
Submitted by Fish66 on Sat, 05/08/2010 - 09:24
Good deal Dude. That happened to me many years ago. They didn't send a letter explaining it, I just got my check for almost twice as much as I thought it should be.

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