April 15, 2011

Tax Day (Almost)

In the U.S., April 15th is Tax Day.  But, not this year.  Today's usual deadline has been extended to accommodate the District of Columbia, which is commemorating Emancipation Day today.   Emancipation Day actually falls on April 16th, but since that's a Saturday, the recognized government holiday was moved to today, prompting the federal government to move Tax Day to Monday, April 18th.  (whew!)  On to today's photo....at least a month ago, I noticed the sign this guy was waving as I drove by on Clark Road in Sarasota.  It really didn't phase me that he was dressed in full costume as Uncle Sam, standing along a major road dancing exuberantly with a cardboard sign.  It was the name of the business on the sign that grabbed my attention...and made me chuckle.  By the way, that's 21-year-old Nick out there.  He told me he dances with that sign six hours a day.   

6 comments:

Steve C said...

He's been holding the sign so long, the paint is coming off. I really do like finding photo opportunities like this, there's almost always a great story behind it, or at least you can make up a good story if you like....

Kathy said...

There's a kid in a nearby town doing the same thing but dressed as the Statue of Liberty.

Birdman said...

Yes, very taxing!

Ernie said...

Yeah, I think Tax Day is coming none too soon for that poor worn out sign. After that, Nick can move on to selling condos on University Parkway.

Jim Klenke said...

Dang, 6 hours? I got my income back and spent already.

We are: clamco said...

I wonder if he's on YouTube?