I had my credit card stolen the other day but I didn’t bother to report it because the thief spends less than my wife.
Here are the best tried-and-failed excuses British businesses gave for not paying their taxes on time. • My pet goldfish died. —Self-employed builder • Our business doesn’t really do anything. —Financial services firm • I’ve been too busy submitting my clients’ tax returns. —Accountant Source: HM Revenue & Customs
No one likes coughing up rent. But at least these tenants gave landlords creative reasons for avoiding it. "With my daughter’s graduation, our new boat, and our trip to Europe this year, we’re a little strapped." "I’m getting real tired of paying this rent every month! You’ll have to wait a few more days." "We’re […]
A local charity had never received a donation from the town’s banker, so the director made a phone call. “Our records show you make $500,000 a year, yet you haven’t given a penny to charity,” the director began. “Wouldn’t you like to help the community?” The banker replied, “Did your research show that my mother […]
The teenager lost a contact lens while playing basketball in his driveway. After a brief, fruitless search, he gave up. His mother took up the cause and within minutes found the lens. "How did you do that?" he asked. "We weren’t looking for the same thing," she explained. "You were looking for a small piece […]
With airlines adding fees to fees, The Week magazine asked its readers to predict the next surcharge they’ll levy for something previously free. 1. In the unlikely event of loss of cabin pressure, oxygen masks will drop down. To start the flow of oxygen, simply insert your credit card … 2. $100 On-Time Departure Fee; […]