The tasteful joke

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Saturday, 8 August 2009

In the days before calculators, accountants were frequently unable to get their debits to balance with their credits. So, in order to overcome the discrepency, they often created a bogus account entitled "Taste" to store the unbalanced amount and allow the books to balance.

Unfortunately, the government soon heard of this practice, and declared a new law: that there would, from this point on, be no accounting for Taste.

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