This is the last one, I promise.
One Saturday morning in early April, certain highly anticipated documents arrived from a particular client, an event which one of the managers had expressed doubt about ever happening.
No one was gonna let him get out of it. By the time he actually danced, at least 20 people were gathered around.
The person who sneaks in front of the camera was going to get the Flip; several had been passed out at the beginning of busy season with the expectation that there would be amusing footage to view at the after-busy-season party. But the battery had died 😦 Luckily, I had my camera with me and captured the moment. This video DID make it onto the big screen at the party.
The post-busy-season party this year was held at Target Field, where the Twins play. Not on the field, of course; we were in the Town Ball Tavern. Hors d'oeuvres, hot dogs, mini-burgers, and open bar.
Plus, the highlight every year… the Busy Season Awards!
I won an award one year for "Largest Object Lost During Busy Season". I had come to work bright and early one Saturday morning and parked in my usual ramp, but on a lower level than usual, one lower than the skyway level. When I left work at 2 a.m. Sunday morning, I couldn't find my car.
So I took a cab home and reported it stolen.
On Monday a ramp employee contacted me to say that my car was still in their ramp and was I going to move it soon?
Anyway, this season's awards. We'll skip most of them and move right into everyone's favorite: The Best Busy Season Quotes.
First, the masters of ceremonies.
(The software we use to prep tax returns is referred to as "Global", and when it glitches in a way no one in the office can fix, we have to "call Global".)
This last one is hilarious to accountants. I hope you find it at least mildly amusing.