Friday, January 27, 2017

Conversation with the tax man (imagined)

Tax man: So what was your income from self employment?
Me: £3.
Tax man: Three million?
Me: No.
Tax man: Three thousand?
Me: No.
Tax man, hesitantly: Three hundred?
Me: No. Three pounds.
Pause.
Tax man: What do you do as self employment?
Me: I like to call myself a writer.
The light bulb goes on for the tax man.
Tax man: Ah, I see.
He adds sympathetically: Have you thought of getting a real job?

3 comments:

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Oh, that's so good !
Though it does remind me of the bank manager's comment when I wanted to open my own account fifty years ago , "I see you're just a housewife."

Liz Hinds said...

We housewives even have our own credit cards these days, sonata.

Suburbia said...

Oh No!