Hoping to put the word out that accountants aren't boring after all, the state
society for certified public accountants (CPAs) in Louisiana has come out with
a new calendar. It stars accountants who engage in such spare-time pursuits
as whitewater rafting and experimental plane flying.
Meet Brandy Ivy-- and her pet tarantula, Pookie. And here comes Vance Bailes,
atop his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, clad in a black leather jacket.
"We are definitely not the dull, humorless bean counters so many stereotypes
and office jokes have made us out to be," said another accountant/thrill
seeker, Tommie Vassel. "Outside the office, we're intriguing people with
a wide variety of interests and hobbies who love to have a good time."
Proceeds from sales of the calendar, titled "All on Account of Fun,"
will benefit the accounting society's scholarship foundation.
Reuters, via Yahoo!