A local school received what I can only call a trove of glassware. Reaction vessels, Erlenmeyer flasks, bubblers (which are profoundly expensive), and 40 pounds of filter paper would be the route to a fat rebate check when doing my 2009 taxes. A month into 2010 I’ve received nothing so I contacted the liaison:
Me: Hey, can I get a tax letter?
Her: Sure, I’ll ask again.
Me: Would it help if I provided a list of what I gave them?
Good job, Terry. I have almost no idea what I gave her except from what the previous group I gave to didn’t use. Idea!
Me: Hey, do you remember if you took all 12 50ml volumetric flasks?
Him: Yeah, I think so.
Me: How about the 200ml graduated cylinders?
Him: I don’t know.
Me: How about…
Him: Are you going to ask me about everything you gave us?
Him: I’m going to bed.
Damn, I’ll need to find another way to fabricate documentation for my tax return. To the Fisher Scientific catalog!