H&R Block can suck it! I don’t really like the fact that I have to bring my taxes to someone else, as up until around 2006 I just did them myself with TurboTax. But my financial situation since then has gotten complicated enough that I just feel better having pros do it, so every year I begrudgingly trot all our tax forms down to the H&R Block store in Stow, MA. The past few years it’s been painless enough, with the exception, of course, of the tax bill itself.

This year, though, it’s as if the people who work there have been imported from Mars. The person who was supposed to handle my taxes for the first appointment didn’t even show up. So I had to reschedule. The second time was today. I had a scheduled 11am meeting and when I arrived at 10:50, I was told to come back in 20 minutes. OK, fair enough. I wandered around the mean streets of the Stow Shopping Plaza, walking up and down the aisles of Ace Hardware and the newly refurbished and still obnoxiously expensive Shaw’s Supermarket  and went in and plopped myself down on a chair at 11:10. The gentleman there said “we’ll be with you in just a minute.” OK. I waited until 11:35 before I got up and left. WTF H&R Block?