I was just reading Prunella's blog, and she was talking about her Economic Stimulus Check arriving in the mail. I started thinking, hmmmm. I wonder where the hell mine is? You know, because I am such a spoiled little baby that not only do I feel a snotty sense of entitlement to my free money, but I want to know how come it's taking so goddamned long for it to get here.
So I went to the IRS' web site and they actually have a calendar so you can find out when you can expect your check. It turns out it goes by social security number. The last two digits. Well, I thought, wicked awesome! The last two digits of my soc. are '18'. And people between '00 and 18' should be getting their check on...wait. May 23rd? That was a week ago. So what gives?
Then I thought about it.
The last two digits of Shawn's social security number are '88'.
Since I'm technically still married, and we filed our taxes together again this year, the government must be going by his social security number (because he is a man).
So we're not gonna get that cash until mid-July.
On the upside, having Lily entitles us to about $300 extra, so woooo! The Bush administration is so clever in the way gives us monetary incentives for giving the world more mouths to feed. Cunning, cunning government.
So, I guess that new digital camera will have to wait until July. Oh yeah, and the same goes for June's rent.
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