I was walking home from work the other day when I realized that it had finally happened. I had reached the day where I couldn’t reasonably put off doing my taxes any longer. That got me thinking, how many other jerks are in the same boat? So, in an almost perverse fit of procrastination, I started digging around online for somedata. Instead of, you know, firing up TurboTax.
LADY ON THE PHONE: Is this Ester?
ME: Yes? Subtext: Unless you have anything stressful to tell me.
It’s easier to spend $100 than to get $100. How did you get your last hundred dollars back, Rebecca Rindler?
Amanda, one of our readers, wrote in to tell us the following story of making the effort to get a small refund.