Canadian Taxes

Reposted from an email:

Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table
At which he’s fed.

Tax his work,
Tax his pay,
He works for peanuts
Anyway!

Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.

Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he
Tries to think.

Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways
To tax his ass.

Tax all he has
Then let him know
That you won’t be done
Till he has no dough.

When he screams and hollers;
Then tax him some more,
Tax him till
He’s good and sore.

Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in
Which he’s laid.

When he’s gone,
Do not relax,
Its time to apply
The inheritance tax.

Accounts Receivable Tax
Airline surcharge tax
Airline Fuel Tax
Airport Maintenance Tax
Building Permit Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Death Tax
Dog License Tax
Driving Permit Tax
Environmental Tax (Fee)
Excise Taxes
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment (UI)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Gasoline Tax (too much per litre)
Gross Receipts Tax
Health Tax
Hunting License Tax
Hydro Tax
Inheritance Tax
Interest Tax
Liquor Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Mortgage Tax
Personal Income Tax
Property Tax
Poverty Tax
Prescription Drug Tax
Provincial Income and sales tax
Real Estate Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
Retail Sales Tax
Service Charge Tax
School Tax
Telephone Federal Tax
Telephone Federal, Provincial and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Water Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax

THINK THIS IS FUNNY?
Not one of these taxes existed 60 years ago & our nation was one of the most prosperous in the world.
We had absolutely no national debt, had a large middle class, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.
What in “Hell” happened? Can you spell ‘politicians?’
I hope this goes around CANADA at least 100 times.
YOU can help it get there.
GO AHEAD – – – be a CANADIAN !!!

Indoor Playground for Sale (Ontario)

indoor playground Have you always wanted to run or own an indoor playground, games for kids with prizes and birthday parties every week? If you want it, you can buy it from my sister. Would help if you are somewhat local to Newmarket, Ontario.

She has been the sole owner/ proprietor for about 11 years. Opened a second location in Barrie, laser tag, mini golf and likely something else I’m forgetting. A Mom with 4 kids ranging in age from 18 to 4 herself she has done a lot. Time to focus her energies and she wants more time to play some tennis too.

If you happen to be up for it – take a look at the listing and see the photos. You might even talk to the real estate agent and make an offer.

How was that for a sales pitch?

DNC – Using the Do-Not-Call List for Sales Phone Calls

Is your home phone number on the Do Not Call List? I don’t know if every country has set this up. But, here in Canada, this is what it looks like when you verify that your number is still coming up as DNC (do not call).

I noticed that the calls pretty much stopped the first several months. Then they began to trickle back. Until now there is a stream of them again. Not as many as before, but enough that I logged in today to check that my phone number was still on the list. I know it does expire after some time. But, mine isn’t expired, not by a few years. Continue reading DNC – Using the Do-Not-Call List for Sales Phone Calls

Maybe I’m a Bully Bitch

I’ve had a lot of customer service type jobs. I’m good at that, not the sales part, but the actual people part. I don’t even mind the grumpy or angry people. It’s those people who never acknowledge you, never look at you, that bothered me.

Funny, the angry people would just make me feel stubborn and I’d only give them the bare minimum of service or discounts, etc. Most of the other customer service people would cave in and give the angry, shouting people whatever they wanted. That annoys me, to reward someone for acting like a bully.

Some of the worst people would deliberately line up at the youngest cashier’s stand and then start in on her. They had some of those girls in tears. I saved a couple when I could. Usually I couldn’t just abandon people waiting in my line.

Maybe I’m a bully bitch. I did like sorting them out when I got the chance. People I work with are always surprised. I like surprising people now and then.

Car Boot Sale

I’d never heard the term “car boot sale” before. I knew the boot was the trunk of the car, in the UK.

Car boot/trunk sales or boot/trunk fairs are a mainly British form of market in which private individuals come together to sell household and garden goods.

We have farmer’s markets here. Similar but not quite the same. This would be like having your garage sale at the farmer’s market.

Are Cookbooks Obsolete?

Food & wine | Are cookbooks obsolete? | Seattle Times Newspaper.

It’s so easy to look up a recipe online, why keep cookbooks around? There is endless variety available but only so much contained in the printed pages of a cookbook. Are they doomed? I think cookbooks are in more trouble than newspapers when it comes to sales. Each time I browse the thrift store I see a whole shelf filled with just cookbooks. They don’t sell, even there, marked down for 50% off the thrift store price.

Automated Customer Service

It’s weird to me that the more they automate customer service, so you don’t actually contact a real person, the more feedback they want from you about their customer service.  What do you say on these customer service surveys?

Yes, your email got here. It didn’t actually answer my question/ problem but thanks for taking the half second to send your automated response and masses of sales/ marketing spiel. Pat your computer on the back for job half assed done.

No doubt you have now added my email address to your marketing campaign. How delightful. I will give you the same consideration and courtesy as you have shown me and quickly add everything you email me to my garbage email for auto delete.

My Comment is Inappropriate???

I do not like comment moderation, especially the automatic kind. I have had to resort to using it on my WordPress blog because WordPress is a target in itself. Here I get almost zero comment spam. On Word Grrls I get about a hundred a day. It’s bonkers. Still, I moderate and watch for anything missed by the bot. I do not use word or other verification or CAPTCHA’s.

Tonight I tried to leave a comment on another site, Never Say Diet. I came to the site from a post on Twitter. I read the blog post and clicked in to leave a comment. I gave my name, email address and website. Then I did the math question to verify my comment and then I was given this lovely note:

Your posting was blocked by our spam filter.

Your posting on Never Say Diet from xxx.xx.xx.xx has been automatically flagged by our spam filters as being inappropriate for this website.

At Never Say Diet we work very hard behind the scenes to keep our web pages free of spam. Unfortunately, sometimes we accidentally block legitimate content. If you are attempting to post legitimate content to this website, you can help us to improve our spam filters by emailing the following information to a site administrator:

So my comment is inappropriate? In what way would that be?

Maybe the sales woman was shorter and didn’t understand the idea of taller women needing larger sizes. If she only looked at you for fit versus flab she could have goofed up. I like Skinny Large. It’s like me when I order a large latte with skim milk.

Ooooh Yeah. Just highly toxic, nearly pornographic in nature! Remove the children from the room!

I sent the automated reply note to the admin, it asked me to justify myself.  To prove that I’m not a spammer. I chose not to.

What is really annoying is that they may be passing my IP address to spam watch lists now. That really does piss me off. I’ve never left a spam comment and now I am being painted with that brush for some pissy site who can’t be bothered to moderate their own comments.

If a site doesn’t want comments they should just say so upfront, or turn them off.Why piss off readers, especially the readers who choose to leave comments.

Valentine Daisy



I scanned the single daisy from a sales flyer in the newspaper this week. Pretty with the daisy and red heart in the centre. But the colours don’t scan well from newsprint grade paper. Still, you get the idea.

The other flowers are from one of those sites sellng bouquets online. I had the link on Facebook and don’t even remember the site now. Great flower combination. I really like how cheery they look.