Dancing and singing eunuchs are knocking on doors in the Indian city of Patna in a bid to embarrass shopkeepers into paying their taxes.WOW!!!
The new shock strategy, in which sari-clad and heavily made up eunuchs accompany officials on their rounds of crowded shopping areas in a country notorious for tax evasion and non-payment, has been declared a success.
"Some paid in cash, while others quickly wrote checks. The shock therapy, which we plan to use sparingly, was a grand success," Atul Prasad, a top official in impoverished Bihar state, of which Patna is the capital, told Reuters Friday.
The novel tax-collection technique kicked off Wednesday, with boisterous eunuchs loudly demanding that mortified shopkeepers pay up -- to the bemusement of scores of onlookers.
[ cf Yahoo: Dancing eunuchs taxing red-faced shopkeepers ]
Just think, if only they had been around Andy Fastow might not be doing time in a Lousiana Prison for his criminal conspiracy with Enron....
Ok, so I am still cheesed off with that fiasco - since it would be interesting to figure out what Enron's Real Tax Bill should have been...
All Hail Great Leader!!!! For While Everyone Else Around Him Is Looking At FedTime, He is still wondering if Eunich will run on an x86 Architecture?