Counting comes up huge when accountants gather at parties … sipping diet cokes and looking at each other’s calculator. One is chosen it, to ask the questions. Answers are shouted in unison.
Q: What’s the difference between counting and accounting?
A: A-counting goes a-one, a-two, a-three …
Q: Do you know that there are three types of accountants?
A: Yes! Those that can count and those that can’t! Which type are you? LOL
In truth, the favorite recreational beverage for accountants is beer. Diet coke competes with coffee for most essential food group.
Q: Why do accounting bloggers publish year-end top ten lists?
- A: They wrote 8 or 9 or 10 or 11 blog posts during the year.
- A: They can count all the way up to ten and are showing off.
- A: They’ve got game.
- A: That’s what they did last year.
- A: In Edith’s case, it is because she has ten favorite blog categories.
- A: The Summa’s top ten blog list featured 12 blog posts.
So, what’s next?
I think it is just a hop, skip and unbalanced journal entry away from a year-end list on December 31, to accounting resolutions on January 1 for the new year (or is it resolutions for the new accounting year?). If an accountant blogger’s year ends with a list of favorite blog entries, then the next year should start with reversing entries. Get it?
Q: Why do accounting bloggers seldom publish New Year’s resolutions?
- A: They have no imagination?
- A: They are hung over from diet coke and writing a list of top ten favorite blog posts.
- A: They are too busy tweeting.
I have no imagination, so must rely on others. In the coming year:
I resolve to be as funny as these NYC accountants (Richard Cohen is in a league of his own).
Debit and credit – – David Albrecht