Turns out all is well at the internet cafe...

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I was able to get back on, no problem...



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Anyway, a week or so ago I had a blowup at the Serious Coffee in Esquimalt... tried to get a butter chicken wrap... cashier led me to believe the mango chutney wasn't extra... turns out it was so I decided not to get it... then he didn't have sufficient change, so I wanted my $10 bill back... cashier and supervisor spent 5-10 minutes trying to figure out how to refund my money... I made a punching gesture... I got my $10 bill back and left...

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No more internet at GT Hiring Solutions (job search facility) for me, at least not while I'm currently employed at the food court...

GT Hiring Solutions switched over to a BCeID online identification system, which is too complicated for me to figure out...

And even if I could figure it out, I don't want my computer usage tied to my other provincial government stuff, like my disability payments and my medical records...

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I've got a few community centres in mind, as far as accessing the internet is concerned, if I ever do lose access to Lotteria Karaoke for good...

This last month has been scary and lonely...

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I've found stability through work, meetings, and family...

I've found fun through listening to music, drinking alcohol, and have even started experimenting with over-the-counter medicines...

I took Reactine several times this week for my allergies, knowing that it would interact with my risperidone and my high blood pressure medicines...

I got so drowsy that I had to call in sick on Sunday, nearly bumped into some customers on Thursday, and had to call in sick again on Friday...

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Liquor stores close at 11pm, Shoppers Drug Mart (which sells mouthwash) closes at 12pm, but 7/11 (which sells over-the-counter medicines) is open 24/7...

So, even if I miss out on alcohol, imagine all the fun I can have with other stuff...

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Anyway, my income tax refund wasn't as big as I was expecting...

I got my income tax overpayment, my Canada Pension Plan overpayment, but not an Employment Insurance overpayment...

Apparently I read the word 'overpayment' and assumed it meant 'contribution'...

Apparently I also read the words 'see this line in the guide' and assumed it meant 'see this line on the T4 forms and write it down'...

Oh well... I still got a decent refund...

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time to go :)

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Hi RDL, happy April, I hope it's being good to you.

I had to pay $350 to file my taxes, and got nothing back, but owed nothing also thankfully.
A few years back I was paying 5-10 k in taxes at tax time not counting what they took during the year.

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I haven't paid anyone to do my personal taxes in years! It's really not that hard if you take your time with it...

My corporate taxes, on the other hand, I pay someone to do those... It's a little more complex.

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I miss when I could still do my own, when I got on at Ford it got complicated fast, and even the tax people had issues.

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Our personal income tax filing system isn't too difficult to navigate... They even give you a little help booklet. Even if you would happen to make a mistake, they would end up fixing the numbers for you.

That said, many people still pay a place like H&R Block to file them.

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Here they give you a form with arrows, and little hints at how to mess thing up since there was other arrows pointing to other things. :wacko:

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H&R Block and the Accountants would hate it if they simplified the tax filing process so most people could simply just do it themselves!

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Post: # 175295Unread post Blue Frost »

I did my own taxes up till 1995, and then it got really complicated.
I'm trying to find a way to simplify it again.
If not for my investments I wouldn't be required to file at all since I don't make a lot.

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This is my third four-day work week :)

Normally I work Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon, but this week I took Thursday off to go to a couple of memorial services :(

The first service was at noon... it wasn't so much a memorial service, as it was a memorial meeting for someone with long-term sobriety who died of old-age-related health problems... I kinda knew him, but he was more of an acquaintance than a friend...

The second service was at 2pm... it was for former Oak Bay mayor Nils Jensen, who died of cancer just 6 months after losing the October 2018 municipal election... I didn't know him personally, but I felt I needed to be there, to hob-nob with other local public figures I've seen in the media... you know, since I'm kind of a legend at the mall food court and was once a legend with my sign walker jobs... came within feet of BC Green Party leader Andrew Weaver, Victoria city Councillor Laurel Collins, and former Victoria city Councillor Chris Coleman...

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And I finally figured out how to access and print off pay stubs at the internet cafe... all I had to do was click a button and allow pop-ups from the pay stub website...

Now I don't have to go searching for other places to access the internet...

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Gotta go :)

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I felt like I needed a memorial service this morning, feel much better now with just a mild migraine :wacko:

Enjoy the time off RDL

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RDL wrote:
April 7th, 2019, 12:05 am
Liquor stores close at 11pm, Shoppers Drug Mart (which sells mouthwash) closes at 12pm, but 7/11 (which sells over-the-counter medicines) is open 24/7...

So, even if I miss out on alcohol, imagine all the fun I can have with other stuff...
For realz? Nasty. Stay away from that shit.

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