Another week flew by. I was busy throughout, but not as busy as I wished, I did not read enough of my friend’s text. I saw some doctors’ offices this week – thankfully results are good so far – there will be one or two additional visits, but I think it will be enough then for some time. There was a lot of administration work to do, writing letters and, especially, doing taxes. I am not good at this and it gives me some stress, mainly because it makes me look like an idiot I guess. What works very well is the software of the fiscal authority ; at the very start of it I was a bit reserved, but meanwhile I am a fan of it : one can really work through all of it from the own desk, does not need to carry files in bulk towards the administration building etc. ; btw I found the people of the fiscal authority always helpful and friendly, not malicious or overly correct – in contrary to (some) people at the health insurance, who gave me the feeling I’d try to rob themselves of their last pennies.
The tax people may get really angry when they suspect that one tries some silly tricks on them, but I do not, and would not, even if I’d had a ton of money. That’ just not done. At the moment one can watch some public figures loosing their moral capital over such a stupid thing like “taxes saved” via accounts in Switzerland, the Bahamas or other tax-heavens. The crassest case is Alice SCHWARZER (Ger., Eng.), an old battle-axe of a journalist, who singlehandedly started modern women’s liberation in the late 60s and early 70s in Germany – what is not quite correct that she was alone, Peggy PARNASS (Ger.), Esther VILAR (Ger., Eng.) and a lot of women who actually worked and changed things, played a role ; but SCHWARZER founded the magazine Emma, and occupied the moral top position : Emanzipation in Deutschland means SCHWARZER.
She accumulated a ton of moral capital, and over the last years she hung around any late night talk-show and made clear that she has an opinion on things. It came out that she tricked the fiscal authority and had an account in Switzerland ; after her voluntary disclosure she paid back and thought that would be that, and became pretty furious when it was made public. To add further damage to the public relations crisis she announced in the middle of the heated debate that she would constitute a charitable foundation (with a whopping capital btw) – nach Gutsherrenart.
Not even so pompous stuffed shirts like HOENESS (Ger., Eng.), another tax fraudster, made such stupid mistakes. In the case of HOENESS I find it not surprising that he betrayed the state – what do you expect a Bavarian Würschtelfabrikant to do ? – really disgusting was how he cried when the dullards of the FC Bayern, where he acts as head honcho, celebrated him and expressed their trust in this fabulous man, a real role model for all of us : This is perversion.
He may keep his sausage(s) to himself, I won’t buy.
So I scrape together my Euros, ask for bearable monthly instalments, and dream of the lottery win. And until then I read my friend’s text and listen to some music. This Sunday Music is from Claude DEBUSSY (Ger., Eng.), out of his Livre des Preludes (Ger., Eng.) II, number 8 “Undine”, performed by Jorge BOLET (Ger., Eng.) (1914-1990 ). I am not sure, but it is seems that excerpts from DEBUSSY’s Preludes were BOLET’s last recordings ; I found the difference to other performers striking, notably to MICHELANGELI’s interpretation.
I hope you enjoy the music ; may the week bring only good things !