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Yep and with a reason....

Hi,

What a special day it is today. I try (in my Dutch-English way of puzzling people) to explain what happens:
You know, sometimes we have those days everything goes wrong, well I had a whole week of it (believe me, this has a happy end, or is it beginning?)
I have had some tax problems, started from the time I was in the hospital to got triple heart surgery (I live!) after an attack and made tax deductions I shouldn't have. It went ok, but last year they started to stumble about it and wan't there money. For two weeks ago the person that deals with the taxoffice in the Netherlands (I think they invented that in Holland :P ) call me to tell that the inspector did close the door for talking and send the bailiff in. That man (always a man, why not a nice woman?) came around when I was just away and leave his bill and a phonenumber. I call him and got a response, he would call back if he knew more.
Then I got ill, my wife got worse quickly, the inspector called back and made an appointment for today, and I got a big control announced for my declarations of the last 5 years. On sunday things got worse and as today the inspector would come I feel very very stressed. Yep, one of those weeks …..
Yesterday evening I did go 'early' to bed at about 1:30 at night and started to do my prayer, yep I talked to that what I believe is God and asked for help and fell a sleep with it.

This morning I was very nervous, I couldn't get my paper work ready before the inspector came and at 11 my wife has a drop in heartritme, but this time the recovery was remarkebly fast. The physiotherapist came around and did very good work, the help came to put her in the wheelchair and then the inspector came …. pffff.
It was a nice man, one with heart, and he did like my coffee (that always helps ;) ) and he started to talk like I never could inmagine someone of the tax office could do. What he told me I still have trouble to believe, but I got from time to time a smile on my face and a feeling in my heart so it must be true: From 2007 untill now I don't have to pay a penny, saving me thousands, also I don't have to worry about 2009 and 2010 declarations as they fill them in for me, and I don't have to pay. On the end he said to call for help for me and give me his phonenumber so I could reach him to talk, even when it was not going about taxes ……
Wonders? I know its an answere for my prayer, this is almost weird good. Do I ask you to start praying? Nope, thats your decision, but I KNOW there is something up there that take care for us. So what?
Well if you have one of those days, think back what I say and maybe you wonna give it a try, what do you have to lose?

Now I'm gonna buncy jumping around the building and when I knock my head? I'm sure that something is above me …..

Greetings Puran

21-7-1955 - 24-10-2011 I hope she rest in peace and I hope to see you soon.  Puran
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Awesome! 've had a bad day turn awesome event just the otherday myself (after loads of praying and followed by giving thanks). So I now where you are coming from. Thanks for sharing!

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Great news!

I think in this current economic climate, such authorities are more likely to help out deserving people.


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Great to hear that everything went well for you Puran!:)

It also helps when living in a society where many Government Civil Employees understand the definition of “Civil" –adjective- of, pertaining to, or consisting of citizens adhering to the norms of polite social intercourse; not deficient in common courtesy-;)
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Nice to hear the Dutch 'snivel servants' continue to have a heart.

It was always so in my experience (Brunssum, Hoensbroek, Heerlen, Maastricht & Kerkrade), and they were always polite and understanding. Perhaps it was because I was a 'foreigner', but it was nevertheless deeply appreciated.

Full marks to this particular taxman, and may you enjoy the fruits of HIS labour!

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Hi guys thanks for your reactions,
Somewhere else on this forum I spoke a few days ago about selfless giving/helping always comes back to the sender. I think thats why there so many saints on this forum ;) and a good atmosphere. Its our believe 'not to do to others what we don't want to happen to ourselves' and 'giving good examples in act to others will have much more effect then 10 books written about it.'

mythus said

Thanks for sharing!
Your welcome!

Robbie said

Great news!
Good news is a bit more work then the 'normal' news but worth it.

Jean said

It also helps when living in a society where many Government Civil Employees understand the definition of "Civil" -adjective- of, pertaining to, or consisting of citizens adhering to the norms of polite social intercourse; not deficient in common courtesy-;)
So true!

Fletch said

Nice to hear the Dutch 'snivel servants' continue to have a heart.
One has to search harder, but they are still there.

Fletch said

It was always so in my experience (Brunssum, Hoensbroek, Heerlen, Maastricht & Kerkrade), and they were always polite and understanding. Perhaps it was because I was a 'foreigner', but it was nevertheless deeply appreciated.
It's sad that some foreigners are having a hard time now. Some 'person' stood up and did the same trick after that someone else had done that in a big ww. Not all Dutch people agree with that!

Fletch said

Full marks to this particular taxman, and may you enjoy the fruits of HIS labour!
Be very sure we think about himin our prayers.

Thats all folks, thanks again, Puran.

21-7-1955 - 24-10-2011 I hope she rest in peace and I hope to see you soon.  Puran
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You and your story are very inspiring Puran, thank you for sharing. All the best to you and your wife  :)
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Thank you very much Brian!

21-7-1955 - 24-10-2011 I hope she rest in peace and I hope to see you soon.  Puran
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