February 16th, 2016


Random Acts of Banality

From time to time I find myself having to upload receipts to some website or another, such as when I have to document a medical expense in order to get reimbursed by my FSA administrator, or when I have to submit business expenses to the site my employer uses to track travel expenses. (I have a company card, but they still want proof I wasn’t off spending money at the “Pink Pony Theater and Museum” and claiming it was dinner at a Waffle House.)

I know that the vast majority of these uploaded receipts are machine-processed and no human ever actually looks at them (unless the machine kicks one back as unreadable).

Nonetheless, I find myself uploading a little something “extra” on occasion. Upload a receipt, throw in a picture of a hamster trying to eat a grapefruit. Upload proof of employment for a loan application, throw in a picture of Spongebob Squarepants’ friend Patrick Star wearing a hula skirt. Just on the off chance that some poor drone whose job consists of reviewing the odd misaligned upload will come across it and go “WTF?” or better yet, smile.

Today’s little freebie, tossed in with a scanned image of a payment for balance due at my doctor’s office:

Corgi Sleigh

I hope whichever person comes across it in today’s upload appreciates the sentiment behind it, and has a slightly less mind-bogglingly-boring day as a result.