I never thought I would be nostalgic for the good old days when we dropped our taxes at the St. Paul central post office in the evening or late at night on April 15th. Cars would line up and so would protesters. It was kind of like a circus with helpful postal employees would have carts out and they would line up so we barely had to stop our car to toss in the envelope full of forms and maybe a check. Protesters would have huge signs reminding us about the evil things our taxes are spent on and how we need to make it stop. I always felt a kind of special bond with my neighbors as we lined up to drop off our tax returns.
The post office has moved but the building is still there and is being converted to Condos. . . . but we can still count on death and taxes and the deadline to file is still April 15th. I had to pay the rest of my 2013 taxes and I had to pay the first quarter of my 2104 taxes. It all added up to an impressive sum of money. I am not looking for sympathy but I might need to hit someone up for coffee money.