Apparently I wasn't the only one in my family to experience IRS drama this year (in reference to my post from March 11th). My mom also fell prey to an administrative error and brief scare that fortunately, as with my case, was quickly and easily resolved over the phone. But not before she found something to laugh about in the situation:
First: successfully handled over the phone. "Case closed, no tax due." Nothing like having excellent documentation and appropriate justification.
The funny: the recorded message while on hold (interminably): "We appreciate your patience. If you hang up and call back now, this may increase your wait."
OH MY GOD, THEY WANT MY MONEY ***AND*** I'M GONNA GET FAT, TOO????"
If you want, you can have this for livejournal as an addendum to your tax story. Seems they're picking on the Webbs this year.