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Agent 27

February 10, 2012

Some weeks are just not blog worthy…This last one could very well be one of them – as I’ve spent the last week finalizing 2011 financials.  ‘Tho I did get a big giggle about the 1099 question on whether we bought any fish for cash, because I would need to report that information to the IRS!  Seriously – what’s the deal about fish purchases that make it so special?  Spinner and I did go to Shaw’s a few weeks ago and had the seafood salad – wonder if I need to report that?  What about the clam chowder?

Anyway, I was wondering how I could put together a funny blog about the accounting ramifications of fish and was having a hard time.  Then late last night I received an email that I started reading and didn’t understand what was being asked of me, and looked down at the signature line to make sure it wasn’t Spam before I deleted and noticed it was signed merely “Agent 27”. What?

Now certainly I know who Agent 007 is, but who is this mysterious Agent 27 and why is he emailing me? The text of the email must certainly provide some clue – but it only gives instructions on how to obtain my PKI Certificate. Interesting – I’ve had a fantasy since childhood that I would be a great spy (or at least a great spy author) and this sounds like a special secret license and it must be something really cool – since I cannot know the agent’s true identity!

Wondering if there was to be a meeting place and whether I need a special password phrase, I notice the comment that “You will receive the Notice of Customer Number Assignment by mail in 5 to 7 business days.”  Not as much fun as meeting on a bench in the middle of a pigeon-filled park where I’ll say “The eagle flies at dawn”, and agent 27 will reply “The monkey eats custard” and then I’ll receive my secret assignment!    But I guess I’ll have to wait until my mailman arrives late next week.  Stay tuned….

Have a Smashing Weekend!

PS  The real email isn’t all that interesting – but Smashing is excited to say that our designs are “Patent Pending” and I did realise that agent 27 is the patent examiner looking at our file!

PSS  Special Smashing coupon code to the first person who can tell me what the above password exchange was from, and a hint – it’s not a Bond movie.

2012 Copyright Smashing LLC 2012 Copyright

4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 10, 2012 10:38 am

    Exchange was from a fellow Canadian Captain Kirk 😉

    • February 12, 2012 8:10 am

      You’re correct – Extra credit….What role? Hint, it was not as Captain Kirk.

      • February 12, 2012 9:38 am

        The Negotiator with Priceline, a question back to you…… what language is William Shatner reading? 🙂

    • February 12, 2012 12:00 pm

      Well done…According to that seminal authority YouTube – It’s Russian.

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