The “Accountants Are Not Stupid” Convention

Accountants are not stupid convention

The “Accountants Are Not Stupid” Convention

The host of the show in the stadium says “We are all here today to prove to the world that Accountants are not stupid. Can I have a volunteer?” 

One Accountant steps up. The host says to him “What is 15 plus 15?” After 15 or 20 seconds he says “Eighteen.” 

Obviously everyone is a little disappointed. Then 80,000 Accountants start cheering “Give him another chance, give him another chance.” The host says “Well since we’ve gone to the trouble of getting 80,000 of you here and the world wide press, I guess we can give him another chance.” 

So he says “What is 5 plus 5?” After nearly 30 seconds he eventually says “Ninety?” The host sighs – everyone is crestfallen and the Accountants starts crying and 80,000 accountants start yelling “Give him another chance, give him another chance.” 

The host, unsure whether or not he is doing more harm than damage, eventually says “Ok! One more chance. What is 2 plus 2?” The accountant closes his eyes and after a whole minute eventually says “Four.” 

Around the stadium 80,000 accountants start yelling “Give him another chance, give him another chance.”


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Kindest regards,

William Brighenti, Certified Public Accountant, Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor

About William Brighenti

William Brighenti is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, and Certified Business Valuation Analyst. Bill began his career in public accounting in 1979. Since then he has worked at various public accounting firms throughout Connecticut. Bill received a Master of Science in Professional Accounting degree from the University of Hartford, after attending the University of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University for his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees. He subsequently attended Purdue University for doctoral studies in Accounting and Quantitative Methods in Business. Bill has instructed graduate and undergraduate courses in Accounting, Auditing, and other subjects at the University of Hartford, Central Connecticut State University, Hartford State Technical College, and Purdue University. He also taught GMAT and CPA Exam Review Classes at the Stanley H. Kaplan Educational Center and at Person-Wolinsky, and is certified to teach trade-related subjects at Connecticut Vocational Technical Schools. His articles on tax and accounting have been published in several professional journals throughout the country as well as on several accounting websites. William was born and raised in New Britain, Connecticut, and served on the City's Board of Finance and Taxation as well as its City Plan Commission. In addition to the blog, Accounting and Taxes Simplified, Bill writes a blog, "The Barefoot Accountant", for the Accounting Web, a Sift Media publication.
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