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November 5, 2003

so as i'm walking to my car from my building today at work, i notice that i have my VW key still attached to my keychain. you know, the same VW that i gave to the American Lung Association a few weeks back. the same VW with only 1 key, the key that i have. anyhow, so i was thinking about calling them, but i'm all embarassed, because i kind of fibbed when they were asking about the car originally... i told them that it was in full working order, when in fact, 5th gear was gone, and it wasn't really starting v. well at all the last time i had tried. so i don't want to call them to give them the key. i'm in between a rock and a hard spot, so they say.

so i get home, and there's an envelope from the ALA, thanking me for the donation, and giving me the info i need to claim the donation on my taxes, which i most definitely plan on doing. this also means that i need someone else to do my taxes, because i've only ever done the "EZ" forms.

so, what should i do? call them to give them the key, or just forget about it, and let them contact me if they feel they need it? i'll take all views seriously, yo.


told you at lunch...let THEM contact you for the key

Posted by: zax at November 6, 2003 4:04 PM

well thank the lord someone cares... what's up with that, huh? i get like 3 days of good comments, and then they just go away. ick

Posted by: Devlyn at November 6, 2003 6:11 PM

You could send it to them anonymously. Write a note that says something like, "I had a dream last night. An angel revealed to me that you have a VW in need of a key. Well, I have a key in need of a VW, so here it is. May they live happily ever after." They may figure out it's you, but they'll think you're a freak, so they won't call to bug you about the car not working.

Posted by: Deanne at November 6, 2003 11:50 PM

If you plan on itemizing you want to definitely talk to a tax professional, or at least someone knowledgable.

You'll need a good 2k+ in deductions to make it even remotely worth it, at least that's what I learned earlier this year. I added up all my moving expenses from 2001 (since I technically moved for work, it's deductible), all my donations to public radio and such, the couch and chair I donated to the ARC AND the interest I paid on the mortgage on my home and it totally wasn't even near enough. Good Luck!! :)

Posted by: LeeAnn at November 13, 2003 2:05 PM