Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Foo Off-Topic chit chat with no general subject.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-26-09, 05:39 PM   #1
UnsafeAlpine
Domestic Domestique
Thread Starter
 
UnsafeAlpine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Michigan
Bikes: Brand New Old Catamount! Schwinn Homegrown, Specialized FSR, Salsa Vaya, Salsa Chile Con Crosso
Posts: 1,742
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Accountant shout out!

Alright, how many here are accountants? Seems like there are certainly a few of you around here. What got you interested in accounting? Is it a good job? What is the best part of your day? It just seems like such a great job. What size firm do you work for or are you self employed? Can you ..............


Ok, now that I've tricked you into clicking the thread... what the hell is wrong with you people? What on god's green earth made you choose accounting of all possible things to be? Was your life just too fast paced and you wanted to slow it down to a snail's pace? Dear lord people... Accounting?!?

Just kidding. I love y'all.
UnsafeAlpine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-09, 05:46 PM   #2
gnome 
shaken, not stirred.
 
gnome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: The Shaky Isles.
Bikes: I've lost count.
Posts: 2,961
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
accountancy is a fun and exciting profession. why else would I have chosen it.
__________________
Get a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live. ~Mark Twain, "Taming the Bicycle"
vBulletin: snafu
gnome is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-09, 05:55 PM   #3
KiuBWhy
Senior Member
 
KiuBWhy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Raleigh, NC
Bikes: 2007 Trek 1600
Posts: 835
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Something about the whole being ground like beef then being stomped on in the next 4-5 years of my life just seemed so appealing....
KiuBWhy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-09, 05:57 PM   #4
SPlKE 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 830
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Do you know how you can tell if an accountant is an extrovert or introvert?

The extrovert accountant looks at your shoes when he's talking to you.
SPlKE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-09, 06:02 PM   #5
Taerom
Hazardous
 
Taerom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Quarantine
Bikes: 2005 Trek Liquid 55, 2009 Haro Mary SS
Posts: 727
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My roommate was an actuarial science major for a few weeks. lol.
Taerom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-09, 06:06 PM   #6
Sixty Fiver
Bicycle Repair Man !!!
 
Sixty Fiver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: YEG
Bikes: See my sig...
Posts: 27,264
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by gnome View Post
accountancy is a fun and exciting profession. why else would I have chosen it.
the chickz ?
Sixty Fiver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-09, 06:09 PM   #7
gnome 
shaken, not stirred.
 
gnome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: The Shaky Isles.
Bikes: I've lost count.
Posts: 2,961
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by KiuBWhy View Post
Something about the whole being ground like beef then being stomped on in the next 4-5 years of my life just seemed so appealing....
been there, done that, got the paper. Besides you want to be an auditor. you need your head read.
__________________
Get a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live. ~Mark Twain, "Taming the Bicycle"
vBulletin: snafu
gnome is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-09, 06:11 PM   #8
KiuBWhy
Senior Member
 
KiuBWhy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Raleigh, NC
Bikes: 2007 Trek 1600
Posts: 835
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Not to Derail the thread, but a friend of mine who is a genius at accounting actually loved economics and thought about switching to major in it.

I thought of this joke (you may have already heard/know other variants):

Three professionals, an Engineer, a Physicist, and an Economist are ship-wrecked and confined to an island. They have one can of tomatoes to split between them and no can opener.

-The Engineer proposes that they should construct a can opener from whatever they can find... ie: sticks and vegetation.
-The Physicist draws out a plan to throw a rock with the right arc to bust open the can with minimal spillage.

-The Economist says: "First, let's assume a can opener..."
KiuBWhy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-09, 06:49 PM   #9
ModoVincere
Riding Heaven's Highways on the grand tour
 
ModoVincere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 1,675
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Chose it for the money
I'm a CPA..I don't even have an accounting degree. Finance was my interest. Went back and took the classes necesaary to sit for the exam.
I don't really do much accounting. My official title is analyst. I actually do more programming and data mining then analysis.

Make of it what you wish.
__________________
1 bronze, 0 silver, 1 gold
ModoVincere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-09, 07:24 PM   #10
Nota
Senior Member
 
Nota's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Omnipresent
Bikes: a celeste green one; 5.5 Madone
Posts: 240
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Did you hear the one about the accountant that was involved in a wreck?




He sub-totaled his car.
Nota is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-09, 07:29 PM   #11
Tom Stormcrowe
Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset.
 
Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Bikes: Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
Posts: 16,120
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My wife, crazylady, is now certified as a Forensic Accountant. That means fraud investigation, etc, and likely to lead to government employment through either the IRS, Treasury, SEC, or USDOJ.

(Y'all better be nice to us! )
__________________
. “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant
Tom Stormcrowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-09, 07:30 PM   #12
UnsafeAlpine
Domestic Domestique
Thread Starter
 
UnsafeAlpine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Michigan
Bikes: Brand New Old Catamount! Schwinn Homegrown, Specialized FSR, Salsa Vaya, Salsa Chile Con Crosso
Posts: 1,742
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
My wife, crazylady, is now certified as a Forensic Accountant. That means fraud investigation, etc, and likely to lead to government employment through either the IRS, Treasury, SEC, or USDOJ.

(Y'all better be nice to us! )
Well hello there Mr. Stormcrowe. Can I get you something to drink?
UnsafeAlpine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-09, 08:38 PM   #13
Rob P.
Fred at large
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Roads of Ventura County Ca
Bikes:
Posts: 640
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
Well hello there Mr. Stormcrowe. Can I get you something to drink?
Don't you go listening to that reckless alpine guy Mr. Stormcrowe. He's just trying to butter you up for some nefarious purpose of his own. Don't fall for it.

Instead, just have a seat. And a cigar. And a glass of this vintage brandy while I go tell the servants, er, umm, I mean the cook, uhh, I mean the caterer, yeah, the HIRED INDEPENDENT CATERER to bring you out a nice New York Strip with all the trimmings while you wait for me to find my completely misplaced accounting records. If you get tired, you can just take a short nap here in the guest villa, uhh, I mean the hammock on the back porch, while I continue looking for those tax exemption records. And, if you get bored I'm sure that a 2 week fishing trip on my luxury yacht, I mean my neighbors rowboat, would keep you entertained.
Rob P. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-09, 10:16 PM   #14
KiuBWhy
Senior Member
 
KiuBWhy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Raleigh, NC
Bikes: 2007 Trek 1600
Posts: 835
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
My wife, crazylady, is now certified as a Forensic Accountant. That means fraud investigation, etc, and likely to lead to government employment through either the IRS, Treasury, SEC, or USDOJ.

(Y'all better be nice to us! )
That's awesome. It seems like a really interesting field to me. My Professor for Intermediate I and II moonlighted as a professor, and worked for USDOJ during the day as a forensic acct.

He looked like a mix between Martin Sheen and Philip Baker Hall. The resemblance was uncanny.
KiuBWhy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-09, 11:02 PM   #15
fuzzbox
Your imaginary friend.
 
fuzzbox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Wandering aimlessly.
Bikes: A sweet Quamen ATL custom, GT Mach 2
Posts: 2,210
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I almost decided to do that but I rather be in the engineer field
__________________

Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.
fuzzbox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-09, 11:02 PM   #16
UnsafeAlpine
Domestic Domestique
Thread Starter
 
UnsafeAlpine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Michigan
Bikes: Brand New Old Catamount! Schwinn Homegrown, Specialized FSR, Salsa Vaya, Salsa Chile Con Crosso
Posts: 1,742
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by fuzzbox View Post
I almost decided to do that but I rather be in the engineer field
Cool, which one?
UnsafeAlpine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-09, 11:03 PM   #17
fuzzbox
Your imaginary friend.
 
fuzzbox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Wandering aimlessly.
Bikes: A sweet Quamen ATL custom, GT Mach 2
Posts: 2,210
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Mechanical or material something like that I guess.
__________________

Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.
fuzzbox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-09, 11:05 PM   #18
UnsafeAlpine
Domestic Domestique
Thread Starter
 
UnsafeAlpine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Michigan
Bikes: Brand New Old Catamount! Schwinn Homegrown, Specialized FSR, Salsa Vaya, Salsa Chile Con Crosso
Posts: 1,742
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by fuzzbox View Post
Mechanical or material something like that I guess.
That's the best one. I might be biased, though. My dad's a mechanical engineering prof...
UnsafeAlpine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-09, 11:08 PM   #19
fuzzbox
Your imaginary friend.
 
fuzzbox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Wandering aimlessly.
Bikes: A sweet Quamen ATL custom, GT Mach 2
Posts: 2,210
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well I've look through the others before and either seem the best. I think I'm leaning towards mechanical. And no way in hell am I going to do civil. Not in this town or any other.
__________________

Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.
fuzzbox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-09, 11:11 PM   #20
USAZorro
Señor Member
 
USAZorro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Florence, KY
Bikes: 1954 Hetchins M.O., 1959 Viking Severn Valley, 1970 Raleigh Pro, 1972 Fuji "The Finest", 1974 Raleigh Superbe&Comp, 1976 Raleigh Team Pro, 1996 Giant Iguana, 2000 Bob Jackson Arrowhead
Posts: 14,475
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 41 Post(s)
Life is good when your job can be outsourced to a spreadsheet.
__________________
In search of what to search for.
USAZorro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-09, 11:14 PM   #21
coffeecake
Blocking your fire exits
 
coffeecake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: sa-saska-what
Bikes: Xtracycle conversion, RM Sherpa 30, Opus Mondano, Omega mixte, Norco Sasquatch (early 80's)
Posts: 641
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You almost had me there, until you said "It seems like such a great job." Then I snapped out of it and remembered who was posting.

My SO's dad is an accountant - he keeps a spreadsheet of exactly how much gas he puts in his vehicles, how far he drives, and calculates the subsequent mileage. He does this every day. I don't know how long he has done this, but he just turned 65 this year. And yes, he enjoys doing it. He also likes playing Flight Simulator. He plans around-the-world flights and then just sits there, flying in a straight line, for hours. No turns, no altitude changes. Just autopilot. He also enjoys this.
coffeecake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-09, 11:21 PM   #22
gnome 
shaken, not stirred.
 
gnome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: The Shaky Isles.
Bikes: I've lost count.
Posts: 2,961
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
That's the best one. I might be biased, though. My dad's a mechanical engineering prof...
sounds biased to me...
__________________
Get a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live. ~Mark Twain, "Taming the Bicycle"
vBulletin: snafu
gnome is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-09, 11:22 PM   #23
gnome 
shaken, not stirred.
 
gnome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: The Shaky Isles.
Bikes: I've lost count.
Posts: 2,961
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
My wife, crazylady, is now certified as a Forensic Accountant. That means fraud investigation, etc, and likely to lead to government employment through either the IRS, Treasury, SEC, or USDOJ.

(Y'all better be nice to us! )
I don't have to be. I have no investments, assets or financial connection to the USA at all.
__________________
Get a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live. ~Mark Twain, "Taming the Bicycle"
vBulletin: snafu
gnome is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-09, 11:32 PM   #24
goldfishin
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 521
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
You almost had me there, until you said "It seems like such a great job." Then I snapped out of it and remembered who was posting.

My SO's dad is an accountant - he keeps a spreadsheet of exactly how much gas he puts in his vehicles, how far he drives, and calculates the subsequent mileage. He does this every day. I don't know how long he has done this, but he just turned 65 this year. And yes, he enjoys doing it. He also likes playing Flight Simulator. He plans around-the-world flights and then just sits there, flying in a straight line, for hours. No turns, no altitude changes. Just autopilot. He also enjoys this.
this is why our economy doesn't work... too much time spent counting and not enough time spent producing....
goldfishin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-09, 11:36 PM   #25
gnome 
shaken, not stirred.
 
gnome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: The Shaky Isles.
Bikes: I've lost count.
Posts: 2,961
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
For all accountants.
__________________
Get a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live. ~Mark Twain, "Taming the Bicycle"
vBulletin: snafu
gnome is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:33 PM.