Some of you may have read the snarky comment that Hoodchick left on yesterday’s post. I think perhaps it bears some explanation.
Although I’m generally good at things scholastic, Accounting was an exception to that. I actually took Accounting 111 (think “bookkeeping”) four times. When I’d start doing badly, I’d drop and register for it again the next quarter. (I worked at the college, so it was essentially free.) I did eventually finish it with an “A.” It only took me two tries to get through 112 (with a “B”) and one shot for 113 (“C” : ().
Also, I’m not allowed to touch the checkbook at our house, except to note – in pencil – any checks I may have written. Old Dog is one of the world’s worst procrastinators, but all I have to do to get him to pay bills is to threaten to do it myself and subtract out the checks in ink.
I don’t subtract very well, even with a calculator.
So when this job opportunity came up, I knew that the bookkeeping would be the tough part. In the interview, I did kind of hint this to my new boss, but she didn’t think it would be a problem.
Well, I needed a job, and I figured, I’ve written accounting systems, how hard could it be to learn to use one?
Over the coming months, I guess we’ll find out….