Me & My Muse – Day 1006: Taxed to the Limit – 2016 Edition

Or should I say 2015 edition, since the taxes that I’m working on are from 2015, not 2016.  2016’s taxes won’t be worked on until 2017.

In summary, today should be quite relaxing.  I’ll be working on my taxes…


Muse:  How may I help you?

What do you mean?  Oh.  You have a nametag, a polo shirt and a pad of paper.  You’re a waitress now?

Muse:  Apparently, I am now.  And a very good one at that.  What can I get you today?

You can get me a cup of coffee.  That’ll do for now.

Muse:  Coming right up!

*Muse walks over to pot, pours a cup of coffee and serves it to me*

Muse:  There you go!  If there is anything else that you need, please don’t hesitate to ask.

I won’t.  Do you like being a waitress?

Muse:  I love it.  Granted there are other better jobs out there, but we have to make do with what we have.  Besides, I have been getting some very good tips.

I’m so glad your job is treating you so well. Might I ask how much?

Muse:  How much?  It’s really not necessary that I tell you.  All I can say is that the tips that I have been given are enough to live off of.

When did you start your shift?

Muse:  5:30 this morning.  I have been working very hard.  I get off at noon.  After that, I will be working at another restaurant from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.  That’s a total of 14.5 hours.

Well, don’t work too hard!  Remember to relax.

Muse:  Don’t worry about that.  I get a half hour break at both jobs.  So I’m really actually working 13.5 hours.  I see that your cup is empty now.  Do you need another cup?

No thanks.  You can take it.

Muse:  Thank you.  If you’re ready for your bill, I can get that.

Go ahead.  I’m done.  Now this is strange.  How can you be waiting on me if this is not a restaurant?

Muse:  I’m afraid that you’re mistaken.  It clearly is a restaurant.  Didn’t you see the sign?

*glances outside*

Walker Bed and Breakfast Cafe and Restaurant?j  It must be part of her transformation for today.

*Muse returns with the receipt*

Muse:  There you are!  Pay when you’re ready.  Now I have another customer to wait on.  I’ll be right back…

$2.46?  I guess that’s fair for a cup of coffee…Now I think that she did an excellent job.  I’ll pay the $2.46, plus give her a little something extra…

*places $3.00 on the tray, plus a $20 bill*

I can’t think of any restaurant where I’ve been served better.

*Muse returns to my table*

Muse:  So you’ve paid?  Let’s see…Out of $23?  Oh!  The 20!  Is that for me?  Are you sure?

You’ve earned it.

Muse:  Oh!  Thank you very much, sir!  I hope that I have made your experience here a pleasant one.  Please come again, and do visit me at the restaurant that I’ll be working at later.  It’s a wonderful grill with the best food around!

I’ll have to take you up on that offer.  I’ll be around later.

Muse:  Thank you, sir.  It has been a pleasure to serve you.  Now a bunch of new customers have entered.  I need to see them in.  Have a nice day!

*Muse vanishes in a beam of light*

That was an interesting experience.  I don’t think that I have ever seen my Muse wait on tables before.  But with that kind of service, I can see why she has gotten so many tips.

What will she be tomorrow?  I’m starting to like this wild card transformation cycle.  It’s always interesting to see what my Muse will be next.

Getting to today, my friend will be coming over later.  There will be more gaming and Firefly.  I definitely look forward to it.

Today’s high is going to be 31 degrees and the silver lining is having this off.

To those of you who are enjoying this Saturday, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.


Muse:  That last customer wasn’t very nice.  Kyle was very nice, but that last customer wasn’t.  There’s not much that I can do there but smile and give the same wonderful service that I give to every person that I wait on.  All the other tables around him were wonderful, and were very kind to me.  Oh, I just love this job!

*Muse pours two more cups of coffee and serves them to a table nearby*

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