Yes, I’m reblogging myself. But I posted this back in February when these memes were really popular and more importantly, I was in my busy season and therefore lived, breathed, and slept at the office surrounded by co-accountants that do exactly what I do and pretty much have had the same career path as me, so I forgot how completely true this is.
Until last night, at my old college roomie’s engagement party where there was a good amount of socializing with people I didn’t know (aka everyone on the groom’s side). And EVERY SINGLE ONE of them upon finding out what I did explained how they are very aware of what my job entails because they know so many people that are CPAs and many who have started up their own tax practices, and by the way have I ever thought of starting my own practice? Since everyone seemed friendly and actually not completely bored out of their mind by this topic I’d try to explain how I do NOTHING with taxes whatsoever. I threw in words like SEC Reporting, Annual Reports, Financial Statements… real attention grabbers like that. They would actually contradict what I said, saying they KNOW that’s not how it is.
Sigh. I give up. Although, after writing those “key words” I tried to use, I’m really impressed they stuck with me in my conversation that long.
Meanwhile, I’m not even certain I do my own tax returns correct with extensive help from H&R Block each year. Just kidding, Ryan…. um…. maybe.