Stories from my Past: You mean the Godzilla right?

I have grown to love sushi and found a nice place that makes is fresh and affordable. One of my favorite rolls is called the Godzilla, but I keep forgetting and calling it a Dragon roll. So I last went to the restaurant and ordered the Dragon roll absent-mindedly after a busy day and the server laughed and said I always do that and reminded me I wanted a Godzilla roll.

It’s ok to forget things when you have nice people who remember what you like.

P.S. I went to lunch today at a place and overheard the cashier who was ringing up the next line over say to my cashier to buy her a walnut banana muffin since they were running low on them. He couldn’t leave since he had just started his shift.

I ate my lunch and then went back and bought the last two walnut banana muffins. The woman who had asked her coworker for them looked at me strangely when I said proudly “I got the last two banana muffins left.” She said “Oh really?” and you could tell her disappointment. After I paid for them, I told her that they were for her. She couldn’t believe it and so I said again “These are for you.” She thanked me profusely and I left. It is a good feeling sharing what you have with others even if its only worth a few dollars.

Jackson Hewitt experience better than H&R Block

I helped my friend do his taxes and it was an amazing experience. He had gone to H&R Block last year which was so terrible I don’t want to recount it here. So I did some research for him and found that Jackson Hewitt seemed to have less complaints than other tax prep places. No one is perfect right?

So I went with my friend today and we were in and out in 45 minutes. It was amazing. There was no one else there and because he made an appointment he got $100 off the cost. If you just walk in you only get $50 off the cost. The person was knowledgeable and helpful, and she was the fastest person that has ever helped anyone with taxes I have seen. It took 45 minutes. I have done taxes all my life with H&R Block since they were the only tax prep place where I lived. I have seen CPA’s do taxes, and read reviews of other tax experiences. Getting in independent person is a hit/miss situation. This person was great.

So the bad news is that the tax person said that he owed $3500 in taxes. However she said that she would sent it to some specialists in Hewitt Jackson to double-check that everything was correct. He got a call later that day that they found something that he qualified for and it ended up that he was owed a small amount! I was so happy for him. As an older person with a limited income he really can use every penny he can get.

If H&R didn’t help you, perhaps its time to switch. I wish I had earlier.