Peter Pappas makes me feel a little better about the hopeless dating situation at my all-boys high school as he explains how dangerous state tax personnel can be:
Don’t let their looks fool you. These pocket-protectored state bureaucrats you used to earflick in high school are back with a vengeance and not to be messed with.
They have the power now and are still ticked off that you got the pretty girl in high school and they didn’t
He makes a serious point: state tax officials are almost universally worse to deal with than the IRS. It's a point that should give pause to the "Fair Tax" advocates who would abolish the IRS and turn all tax collection to state revenuers. You haven't lived until you've undergone a state sales and use tax exam.
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