[Sca-cooks] Silly season-birthdays
grm at andrew.cmu.edu
Tue Jul 29 21:53:25 PDT 2008
--On Wednesday, July 30, 2008 1:58 PM +1000 Margaret Rendell
<m_rendell at optusnet.com.au> wrote:
>> Laura C. Minnick <lcm at jeffnet.org> wrote:
>> Antonia Calvo wrote:
>> > Maria Buchanan wrote:
>> >> Ok You wanna talk about a BAD birthdate?
>> >> April 15. Try that one on for size. No one wants to
>> >> celebrate that day.
>> > Errr... what?
>> > (mine's April 14th, by the way)
>> That's the day that taxes are due here in the States. Everyone hates the
>> day and the lines at the post office are VERY long, with grumpy people
>> in them!
> to further the education of someone who comes from Somewhere Different...
> why do people queue in the Post Office on tax deadline day?
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To avoid fines and penalties, US taxes filed by mail need to be postmarked
before April 16. The post office stays open late on that day only (in some
towns, they station a postal attendant on the street with the magic "taxes"
mailbag), and people, being people, tend to leave mailing their taxes until
the last possible moment, because they can. When you get a lot of people
doing that, you get, well, a queue...
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