With tax season approaching I thought you all might appreciate
this. Keep it in mind with doing your taxes.
At the end of the tax year, the IRS office sent an inspector to
audit the books of a local hospital.. While the IRS agent
was checking the books he turned to the CFO of the hospital
and said, "I notice you buy a lot of bandages.
What do you do with the end of the roll when there's too
little left to be of any use?"
"Good question," noted the CFO. "We save them up
and send them back to the bandage company and every
now and then they send us a free box of bandages."
"Oh," replied the auditor, somewhat disappointed
that his unusual question had a practical answer. But on he
went, in his obnoxious way.
"What about all these plaster purchases? What do you
do with what's left over after setting a cast on a patient?"
"Ah, yes," replied the CFO, realizing that the inspector
was trying to trap him with an unanswerable question.
"We save it and send it back to the manufacturer, and
every now and then they send us a free package of plaster."
"I see," replied the auditor, thinking hard about how he
could fluster the know-it-all CFO. "Well," he went
on, "What do you do with all the leftover foreskins
from the circumcisions you perform?"
"Here, too, we do not waste," answered the CFO.
"What we do is save all the little foreskins and send
them to the IRS Office, and about once a year they send us a