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Sunday, September 12, 2021

So I did my income tax

 This was a big one for me.  I'm not saying math is hard.  I managed to pass both algebra and geometry with acceptable grades.  But in what elementary school teachers call operations I am weak.  I went to a progressive school where it was not considered necessary to learn multiplication tables.  It would have destroyed our creative spirit, or something.  And I never wanted to learn dull, repetitive stuff unless I was compelled to.

 So my multiplication skills are elastic.  Sometimes I remember to carry the 1, other times not. Carrying the 2 is harder and demands some headscratching. Division is harder, and don't get me started on percentages.

Then there's the password.  Of course, I couldn't remember it, but I faithfully answered all the questions, including the name of my first pet, which was Cleo, if you must know.  And my Social Security number.  But they were unable to find my records and suggested I try again at some later date.

By the way, the Government seems to believe I once lived in San Francisco and I can't shake that belief.  No matter how hard I try.  So it's their fault too.