You might be a CPA if …

You might be a CPA if …

Compiled by The Barefoot Accountant

Jeff Foxworthy compiled 300 reasons why you might be a Redneck.  So I naturally in my own inimitable, obnoxious fashion started to consider the reasons why you might be a CPA.  After all, you might be a Redneck and a CPA as well.  Here goes…feel free to add to the list.

You might be a CPA if …

  1. You like holidays because there is much less traffic on your work commute.
  2. You wear a tie while cutting the lawn.
  3. You shred yesterday’s newspaper.
  4. You count change at the cash register.
  5. You place your left socks in the left drawer, your right socks in the right drawer.
  6. You keep all of your receipts for seven years or more.
  7. You look like a deer caught in headlights.
  8. You work while you eat.
  9. You give up bathing for Lent.
  10. You wouldn’t be caught dead in evening wear without a mouse or numeric keypad.
  11. You acquired a brown coloring on the tip of your nose.
  12. You characterize your spouse in terms of debits and credits.
  13. You characterize friends as assets and liabilities.
  14. You include an invoice for services in your Christmas cards.
  15. You think sex is a waste of time.
  16. You only indulge in sex via remote access.
  17. You bring your laptop to bed.
  18. You think a CPE course is a vacation.
  19. You celebrate Christmas as the beginning of tax season.
  20. You talk to yourself even in a crowded room.
  21. You genuflect in the presence of a superior or client.
  22. You often find yourself nodding in agreement like a bubblehead.
  23. You ponder every item on an audit checklist as if it were your last will and testament.
  24. You conveniently confuse the distinction between tax avoidance and evasion on behalf of your clients.
  25. You believe in Santa Claus and the prospect of becoming a partner.
  26. You not only count your spouse’s orgasms but chart them over time.
  27. You audit your spouse’s personal bank statements.
  28. You give your spouse every year a Master Tax Guide for Christmas.
  29. You ask for change from the Church offering on Sunday.
  30. You ask your spouse for his or her credit report.
  31. You constantly remind your spouse how much money he or she owes you.
  32. You charge your spouse interest compounded daily.
  33. You log sex as billable time on your timesheet.
  34. You do not understand how to have sex without an audit guide.
  35. You take your Master Tax Guide to singles dances.
  36. You ask to see your date’s W-2 and prior year’s tax return.
  37. You sent J K Lasser a wedding invitation.
  38. You think ProSeries is a video game.
  39. You fail to see the humor in anything.

The Barefoot Accountant

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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