When Wife is A CA

Ankit Agarwalla (CA) (281 Points)

29 December 2008  

When the Wife is a C.A.....must read..new one

When I told my mom that I wanted a professional woman as my wife, she
got me one; a Chartered Accountant.
She uses LIFO method while taking out the refrigerated food. She
thinks I am no good at figure work. Fine with me, for now she handles
the budget of the house.

Initially she used to send me a bill at the month end, but when I told
her that I am not her client but her husband, she asks for the money
in advance. The expenses had been rising steadily over the months, so
one day I snooped into the papers maintained in a current file.

No wonder! She was charging conveyance and overtime to the house

She is crazy, I tell her but she corrects me. "No my darling, I am the
auditor." I fail to see the light.

Every scrap of the paper in our house is filed.

She tells me as per some Ordinance she must keep a copy of every thing
for at least ten years before destroying it.

I am worried.

The other day we had an hour-long fight. Later, I got to know that she
had charged that hour to a client of hers, in the time sheet. My time
was put down as unoccupied.

She says that she loves me and I tell her that I love her too.
However, she never believes me. She says that there is
susceptibility of it being a misstatement. Duh! She wants my
representation on this & Expert opinion of some Expert!

Not a long time back my brother's wedding was to be solemnized.
Wedding cards had been sent. After some time I started receiving a
steady trickle of letters. I was puzzled until my wife explained that
external evidence was more reliable. She had called for confirmations
from all those to whom cards were sent.

When she cooks, my wife at times does not go by recipe. Where the
recipe says add half-teaspoon vinegar, one tsp black salt or one
teacup of water, she ignores them. She says that they are not material
when taken in context of whole meal being prepared.

She is crazy, I tell you. Surprisingly everybody calls her an auditor,
instead. I checked the dictionary and it did not state that auditor is
a synonym for crazy. The dictionary must be outdated.
When we got married, she had given me an Engagement Letter and I Had
said how cute-how sweet.Now she gives it to me every year saying that
her standards state that it must be sent anew if there is any
indication that I have misunderstood the objective and scope of
engagement. Huh!
Apart from sending me the engagement letter once again she says I
can't get rid off her just like that. She says that she has the right
of being heard before I appoint some one else.
It seems I must keep reading one local and another English newspaper
published and circulated in the vicinity of our house for more details.
Phew! For a minute, I thought that we had jeopardized our going
concern status. Duh! Dare I say so??
I am told by one of my female colleagues who is married to a CA that
the scenario is even worse when the guy is a CA.
Apparently he capitalised the wedding expenses as preliminary expenses
and is writing it off every year.
Also the time he spent dating his wife before marrying her is still
under consideration for valuation under AS-26...valuation of
intangible assets.

So guys please think twice....should u really marry a CA? And yes
please discount it by the appropriate rate to arrive at the present
value of the risk of doing so !!!