I recently talked with a representative from a local technical college and she said that if I was ever interested in teaching an accounting class to give 'em a call. So I drafted the following class description:
Accounting 666: Self-Employment In this class you will learn how to mix your basic accounting knowledge, a DIY attitude, and slacker cred with a coffee-by-day / beer-by-night lifestyle. Class Topics Include: · Working At Home: Five Discs With The CD Player Set On "Shuffle" Vs. AM radio · Surviving Kinko's: Pretending You're In A Sitcom · Hangover Management I: Mailing Your Performance In · Computer Essentials I: Running Excel, QuickBooks, Internet Explorer, Outlook, And Napster Simultaneously · Doing Your Own Taxes: A Sunday Afternoon, Four Beers, And TurboTax · Client Relations: Feigning Interest In Their Business · Dressing For Success: Jeans, Tee-shirt, And Baseball Hat Vs. Jeans, Tee-shirt, And No Baseball Hat · Hangover Management II: The Naptime Strategy · Computer Essentials II: DSL, DSL, DSL - Downloading Rare Dylan MP3's And Reading Sportsline.com While Talking To Similarly Self-Employed Friends On The Phone With the skills acquired here you can create your own sometimes-fun, sometimes-profitable day job. Then those proud words of Charlie Daniels will become your affirmation: "I ain't got no money but I damn sure got it made."
[Back to Exiled #28] [Back to Exiled on Main Street] [Other Writing] [Poetry] [Contact Bill Tuomala]