Things have changed. I know this is a big duh, but it never ceases to amaze me.
To wit: Refunds from the IRS.
I remember back in the olden days, say 1986, when I waited months and months (or so it seemed) for a very small refund but one I desperately needed.
Now, I present my accountant with all my fabulous forms, he submits the return electronically, and magically, the IRS sends the refund to my account. Surprise, in less than two weeks, it's there.
the good news is that some things haven't changed. I can snail mail a check to the IRS, sending it off on April 15th at the last hour, last minute of legal time and still be legal. Let's keep some of the old things going.
Other differences: returns.
Now that we shop online, think of how easy it is to bundle up the damn ugly or too tight dress, slap on the return stamp, and send it back. We can track it all through UPS or USPS, knowing when the thing made it to the store. Then comes an email confirmation of return returned. Voilà! Or Aqui! Es muy facil, easier than writing in foreign languages.
Back in the olden days, we would jump in the station wagon, head to the mall, schlep to the store. We'd talk to Clarice, who would have to talk with her manager, who would be pissed the tags were snipped off. Finally, we'd get the store credit only, and be forced to buy another dress, one that at least fit.
Times, they are a changing. Thank goodness.
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