Is the IRS your friend?
And yes, I have found the IRS agents I speak with to be polite and helpful. When I thanked them for their help, they said most people who call in are rude, obnoxious and demanding and that they are always so relieved to find a friendly and polite voice on the other end of the line. So note to self…..what do we hope to achieve ? Is being polite going to create a better result than being rude ? I think not ! IRS agents are people too, just trying to do their job and we can make their job easier and they can make our lives easier. Next time to pick up the phone and call anyone for anything, remember the age old saying about attracting bees with honey and not vinegar.