Wednesday, November 18, 2009

If you believe in God, now would be a good time to pray for me.

What a month.

I woke up three Saturdays ago to agonizing pain. A tooth ache. I was scheduled to get on a plane the next day and I figured I'd rather have a dental emergency in my own hometown than in New York, so I went to the dentist.

Long story short: root canal.

Strangely, it didn't hurt as much as I expected. I said as much to the universe and the universe must have thought I was mocking it because I came home from New York to find a letter from the IRS waiting for me. I'm being audited.

Yes, that's right. Monday and Tuesday, one of our nation's finest is going to do his or her part to reduce the Federal deficit by pawing through my records to try and uncover untold millions of unreported earnings.

Needless to say, I'm scared. Not because I've been hiding anything, but because I buy into the universal perception that taxes are so complicated, normal people like you and me are not capable of figuring them out. Weird, huh? I can organize, schedule, and budget an entire production involving hundreds of thousands of dollars and dozens of people, but I can't even muster the courage to try and understand a Schedule C.

Wish me luck, will you?

I'll be back, posting my little heart out, once things settle down again. Unless I'm in prison.


  1. Wow Brian, that sucks. Sorry to hear it.

    Call your congressmen and tell 'em to support the FairTax - just get rid of the IRS so we can all go back to our lives and just work without the fear of an audit again!

  2. Dear Brian,

    Sending good vibes your way. Boo on the IRS. Maybe your auditor will get a toothache and have to have a really really painful root canal.

    All the Marounis in Houston

  3. I did just pray for you dude, I hope you get thought it quickly and not have to pay anymore taxes than you have already!