Monday, April 13, 2009

Odd Shots--it's tax time!

Income tax deadline in the US is coming up this week.
Some things I find odd:
1. Why does anyone think having people stand on street corners in Statue of Liberty costumes will encourage people to use their tax preparation service? (especially when there are three liberties on the same corner,
when lady liberty has a beard and a moustache,
or when lady liberty is six foot five and bald and the gown hangs to her knees.)
2. Did the guy who thought this up come from somewhere in Arizona
or some other warm climate state?
Because standing Lady Liberty on the corner in a thin robe starting in January in the northern states is cruel and unusual punishment.
And she looks pretty silly with her hoodie and muffler.
And look what the wind is doing to the robe.
3. And oddest of all--what is this "Have fun and get your taxes done" thing? Who's gonna buy that line?

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Babooshka said...

Strangely it's tax time for late payers here. We don't have anyone like this though, which is odd to find wandering down the street.

Aileni said...

Very strange indeed. I suppose the sight might jolt some into action... or to turn into the nearest bar.

imac said...

Very ODD indeed,Its strange people dress like that for Taxes.

mrsnesbitt said...

Hmmmmmmmm yes Tax man cometh here too! I dropped hubby's files at the accountant's last week! Hmmmm now the waiting....for the bill!

Dragonstar said...

That's more than Odd! It's downright peculiar!!

Gattina said...

Ewwww ! don't talk about taxes ! we just got a notice, we have to pay more !! It couldn't be odder !!

Gypsy at heart said...

My first thought was same as can anyone make taxes fun?

Hilda said...

Someone out there is a little odd in the head, I think!

Hmmm, maybe not just a little

Sailor Girl said...

Thanks for reminding me... It is also Tax Time here in Portugal... I hope I can deliever my declaration on time, for a change... Aaaarghhh!!!!!!!

Luke Wiley said...

This guy is funny.

PERBS said...

I have always thought they looked stupid although when I was a Girl Scout leader, one of my girls did dress up like the green statue of liberty for a 4th of July parade and that was long ago.

I don't have to do taxes this year. Hurrah!

The funniest statue of liberty is when the guys are doing it. lol

Daryl said...

Now that would scare me into learning to do it myself .. my own tax saga ended well with Husband finally done procrastinating and silly man it was all for nothing, literally .. we dont owe them, THEY OWE US!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Digital Polaroids said...

Hilarious post!

Lew said...

I don't understand the purpose either. I saw one lady so dressed in my travels last weekend. She appeared to be warmly dressed under the costume. And across the street was a guy dressed in jeans and sweat shirt hold another sign that I couln't read.

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