My uncle had three wives and was on the verge of having a fourth when the last candidate wised up.  I was thinking of this at the funeral of his first wife because it occurred to me that he was a man who planned ahead. He never changed wives without having a spare ready to go.

… I was standing my mother’s driveway  in Indiana and a car pulled up with an old guy with long stringy hair and some bleached blonde with no teeth. I was thinking “who are these people”. Then I realized, “Oh they’re family.” Always nice to get together with the cousins. Remind me that the lady would really appreciate a new set of teeth for Christmas. ... The people out near our farm are so enterprising. Why we just learned that one of our neighbors had been running a highly successful meth lab. Talk about small business in action. ... We don’t have self-service gasoline stations in New Jersey, so I am often baffled by how to pay in the 49 states that do. I read the sign on the pump “Please pre-pay in advance.” So I went into the building and asked “Can I pre-pay later?” I don’t know why people get so upset with me sometimes. But somebody got even when they sold me a defective tool. “I thought your ad said you have a moneyback guarantee,” I complained. “We do,” said the clerk. “We guarantee you don’t get your money back.”

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Bob Scott has been informing and entertaining the mid-market financial software community with his email newsletters for 10 years. And he has been covering this market through print publications for 18 years, first as technology editor of Accounting Today and then as the Editor of Accounting Technology from 1997 through 2009. He has covered the traditional tax and accounting profession during the same time and continues to address that as executive editor of the Progressive Accountant.

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