Day Two of the QuickBooks seminar. Let’s recap the day, shall we?
The two women in the front row are still whispering almost continually, between mouths full of home-made snacks they pull from Ziploc-ed baggies.
These same women use the question time between chapters to ask the very things that were covered just moments ago.
Three people have forgotten to turn off their cell phones.
One of the people who forgot to turn off their phones actually took the call, talking as he left.
So much for courtesy!
That leaves the rest of us free to burp and fart.
Perhaps most disturbingly, in a mind-wandering kind of moment during a payroll tax discussion I realized that the woman sitting behind the whisperers looked exactly like a woman in one of my favorite horror movies, a movie I suspect no one has seen since it came out: John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness.
While it sounds, I’m sure, like it was all fun and games, I actually got a lot out of the class: 16 hours of QuickBook training, 14 CPE points, a creepy sensation when I saw The Evil One’s surrogate mother taking notes regarding 1099 forms, and the six medium ball-point pens (black!) I pocketed on the way out.
Hey! Free pens!
Tomorrow? I attempt being interesting!
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