A mother tries to get her son out of bed in the morning to go to school, and says, "Come on, lazy head, get up. You're going to be late.” But he remained in bed, burrowing deeper under the covers. Finally, she pulled him out, and he said, "Mommy, I can't go to school. The kids throw sticks and stones at me, and they call me names." "But you have to go anyway," she said. "Why?" he asked. "First of all," she said, "you're 50 years old. And, second, you're the principal."
Your clients hopefully don’t throw sticks at you, but you are the CPA and like the principal, you need to show up, right? So fight the urge to burrow - listed below are some popular tools from the AICPA to help you.
(By the way, credit for that joke goes to former NBC president Michael Gartner, who included it in an excellent speech on the 10 Rules for Life at my college commencement. Good luck prying that date out of me.)