It’s Official

Not sure why it fills me with dread

I’ve gone over the facts in my head

There is nothing to fear

All is perfectly clear

All the forms can be easily read


I have dotted the i’s, crossed the t’s

They’ll look over my spreadsheets with ease

But I still feel this way

When it’s time for this day

I’m afraid that it won’t be a breeze


It’s just standard routine, nothing more

But I know when they come to the door

My pulse might just race

When we come face to face

I know – it has happened before


Well, it’s silly to carry on so

I’ve got everything ready to go

I’ve an audit today

Let’s just see what they say

Bring it on, fire away, start the show


Ha ha!  Oh my goodness… it’s the actual word “audit” that just strikes fear!  I looked up the definition.  Official inspection of accounts.  Just sounds so… I don’t know… official!  I go through this twice a year with separate agencies, and the auditors are always so polite.  I’m a bit fanatical about having things in order, so I think I get the dry mouth over worrying that I won’t be able to put my hands on exactly what they ask for in thirty seconds or less!  Brother!  As always… ready to have this appointment behind me.


8 Responses to “It’s Official”

  1. Cheryl says:

    So funny. And what a perfect way to handle a little stress…with humor. You are the best. And how could there ever be a problem with your meticulous books? Praying for a smooth appointment.:)

  2. Sandy says:

    When I started writing, I was going for a 5 line limerick. It just kept going, and going, and going! Ha!

    Hopefully the audit won’t follow suit! =)

  3. Marcea Clive says:

    Hold your head high. Everything is gonna be ok…..

  4. Sandy says:

    If not, I’ll force the auditor to listen to my limerick! (Ha! Maybe I’ll print it out and slip it into the payroll sheets for fun!)

  5. Kim says:

    I know the feeling! Great limerick!!

  6. Sandy says:

    Kim, you can use this for comedy relief before your next audit! =)

  7. Nico says:

    Our accountant once told me that if we get audited, my records are so complete that they will have to apologize for freaking me out. BUT I will ask for your limerick! I KNOW that they should apologize to you for bothering you. 🙂

  8. Sandy says:

    Ha ha! Funny, Nico.

    My auditor came two and a half hours early because she found the time on her hands. I gave her a stack of papers, a cup of coffee, and we chatted about kitty cats while she worked away at her laptop.

    Ahhh… I think I should go out to lunch!

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