TGIF and Hooray It’s Done!

Last-minute tax filers

There’s not much to say except TGIF! We finally have a weekend without that tax deadline looming over our heads! As always, the last minutes filers were lighting up the streets of downtown Honolulu. Here on Richards Street, the US Post Office was anticipating a lot!

Mailbox with Tax Sign

Apparently the US Postal Service, like the rest of us, is in a budget crunch and found it more economical to label the boxes rather than having a lot of staff on board for the annual rush of later tax filers.

They were obviously expecting a lot of procrastinators because there were at least five boxes marked for late drops. I remember the year (several years ago) when one of the radio stations (I don’t remember which one) and the US Postal Service were out on the street collecting returns from cars as they drove my with the theme song for that year playing in the background. “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” was the message sent out to everyone that year.

I think this year would would have been a good year to have such an event. Even if you’re stressed, there’s nothing wrong with being forced into a smile. Perhaps next year they should set up another event so we can share the drama as a community and commiserate with each other over the condition of the economy.

We just need to think of a song. Maybe after the new year when we welcome in 2010 we can start taking suggestions for one of our radio darlings to pick up and run with! Perhaps KQMQ   93.1 FM or KIKI   93.9 FM or KRTR   96.3 FM or KCCN   100.3 FM will step up to the plate and make something fun out of something that is otherwise dismal.

Let’s just get past it all and enjoy the weekend and join the hula halaus over on the Big Island of Hawaii for the 2009 Merrie Monarch Festival! For that, we need to venture on over to our ABC affiliate, KITV4!  They’re broadcasting it in high definition and they’ve got an Internet feed going across the globe as well!  Check it out!

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