WAFFLES: So how come Glogirly is using HBO words at the computer, Boss?
KATIE: Taxes, Waffles.
WAFFLES: What's taxes, Boss?
KATIE: Everyone has to pay a portion of the money they earn to the government. Glogirly is figuring out how much she has to pay.
WAFFLES: Cool! What does she get for all the money she has to pay? Does she get to pick out what she wants? Like can she get wand toys and stuff?
KATIE: Taxes don't buy wand toys, Waffles. They pay for roads and schools and provide help for people who need it. They pay for lots of stuff.
WAFFLES: But what if I need a new wand toy?
KATIE: Waffles, you have TONS of wand toys. You don't need a new one.
WAFFLES: But what if I did?
KATIE: That's not how it works, Waffles.
WAFFLES: Well that's a ripoff.
KATIE: Perhaps you should write your Congresscat.
Tax time. Glogirly dreads it every year. She's been camped out in the office with stacks of paper surrounding her. Wherever she goes, so do Katie and Waffles. So at least she's had company. though that might be because the office is the sunniest room in the house.
Katie likes to observe the whole process, but Waffles enjoys taking an active role in the paperwork. Kind of like a slip-n-slide made out of bank statements.