Sundae Says….Poor Motor Mommy

Meow, everybody. Sundae, here, writing today’s post. Poor Motor Mommy might not ever go online again.

Here’s the story: she and Motor Man own a small business.  And instead of mailing in the payment for the Virginia Retail Sales Tax each month, now she has to file and pay electronically online. That means she had to go on the Department of Taxation web-site and set up an account. She just knew from the beginning that this wasn’t going to be easy. She first began trying to set everything up yesterday morning, and it did not go well.

Although she remained fairly calm, it was upsetting to see her so exasperated.  So I covered my eyes.

She called it a comedy of errors.  I wonder what that means.

She was on hold for customer service for a l-o-n-g time. I tried to keep her company, but kept dozing off. Being “on hold” is hard work.

She kept typing and typing, trying to come up with a password that pleased the Department of Taxation. It had to be at least eight characters, but no more than twelve. Three of those had to be upper case letters, numerals or special characters, such as $#@&.  (Just what Motor Mommy was thinking.) I was afraid she was going to wear her fingers to little pink nubs.

Finally, after a call to the CPA’s office for more instructions than were offered on the web-site: success!  Motor Mommy was so happy to have that task accomplished.

But we all know she couldn’t have done it without my help.


18 responses to “Sundae Says….Poor Motor Mommy

  1. I know your Mom was up to her eyebrows trying to figure that stuff out yesterday Sundae, and it was very sweet of you to try to keep her spirits up! Sammy says to tell you he knows what HARD work it is trying to keep ME cheered up when I’ve got a problem……you rest up today to make up for all your hard work yesterday. 😀

    Pam (with Sam snoring away on my couch)

  2. Bless your Mommies heart! I know how she was feeling. That kind of stuff drives me insane. These are wonderful pictures of you, Sundae. I just want to reach out and pet you.

  3. Well, Sundae, Motor Mommy and I both struggled with computers yesterday! I spent 3 hours trying to figure out why Mr. Dan’s laptop wouldn’t print – I was ready to throw it through the window! I finally made it through, but I was so exhausted, I didn’t even get online to check out the blogs until really late last night, and even then, I am only just now getting caught up! You are a good girl to stick with her!

  4. Cute story. I like the 1st kitty (3rd person) narrative. What a great perspective.

  5. Well, my furry niece, now you now that doing anything with the government means you’ll be tangled in red tape for DAYS on end. Motor Mommy is lucky it was only ONE DAY!

  6. OOPS! Meant ‘now you KNOW’… how long have I been typing????

  7. Everything is online now. Did you know you can’t buy savings bonds any more except online? Oh I could use your help Sundae. Instead of gifting one to my grandson I ended up buying one for me!!!
    Congratulations on helping MM get that done. (wiping hands clean)

  8. Hiya Sundae!
    Of course your Mom couldn’t have done it without your help! We hope she and you blog again though, it would be a shame if you don’t! We alllove your bloggie!
    Many purrs and hugs of comfort from the humans

  9. lol this is so cute. It’s wonderful Sundae ‘has your back’ Dianna. I know she makes life much easier just sharing the moment. lol Gotta love the Sundae girl. 🙂
    By the way, I understand your frustrations, it’s no fun when simple business ventures get so complicated. It’s good to laugh to keep from crying when it reaches ridiculous obstacles. lol

  10. Oh to be a cat and not have to pay taxes!

  11. Love Sundae’s post! And photos…what a beautiful girl you are, Sundae!

  12. Oh! Tough rules! Now the HARDEST part — will your Mommy be able to remember it?

  13. Yes – be sure and remember it !! Too bad it had to be so *taxing* ( – sorry, but nobody else made the joke 😉 .. Awesome narrative ; total contentment in the last picture!

  14. Everything becomes a bit more bearable, with a cat supervising. Lovely photos!

  15. Sundae, you’re something else! Helping with all this online stuff was very nice of you, especially keeping her company while “on hold”.

  16. Sundae, you are such a good kitty — looking out for Motor Mommy. I bet after such an exasperating day, she was soooo happy to give and get some lovin’ from you!

  17. Everyone needs moral support, even Motor Mommy! So kind of you to hold up your end of the bargain, Sundae! I can only imagine what she was going through.

  18. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Sundae anything you have to deal with taxes and goverment watch out, not fun times.

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