In Italy, in a little rural community they are experimenting a new fiscal drawing system. Twice a day a tax collector (that one on the right) in white uniform brings taxpayers in his office and sticks them a modern multifunction computer. The computer, provided with a very complicated sofware called “ROBBER”, calculates the financial possibilities of each taxpayer and automatically draws money that finishes in a great metallic container. The full operation goes by the name of “milking”.
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jhm (140110) 2004-06-09 13:02
Modern agriculture Gae, good idea for taken this photo, very nice note too.
sunny (3068) 2004-06-09 14:21
Hehehe, I love your note, Gae! :-)) I had to read it twice, as the first time I read it while the picture was uploading and couldn't look at it...
The full operation is very well presented thus - in a very interesting way. The taxcollector looks quite happy with the results I think and suppose the software works flawlessly.;-) Very funny idea and a wonderful capture!
prlcs (63) 2004-06-09 14:23
J'adore la combinaison de la photo et du commentaire. Ne change surtout rien, c'est du tout bon ! Vraiment excellent !
Kenny10pin (19301) 2004-06-09 20:37
very nice work here, i like the angle and the man too, great repeated image of cows with the metal attachments.
pamastro (7290) 2004-06-10 0:06
Funny note. Matches the large scale agriculture you have photographed here. Good shot, too. With the farmer more as a supervisor here to make sure everything works right. And the cows repeating over and over all looking like the same thing gives it a mirror feel. Nicely done.
papagolf21 (86766) 2004-06-10 4:57
Excellente note Gae ! Tous les moyens sont bons pour soutirer de l'argent aux contribuables (j'ai publié une photo présentant une maison avec des fenêtres bouchées parce que l'Etat imposait des impôts sur les portes et fenêtres). Comme quoi, tous les pays sont pareils.
Très bonne prise de vue.
Merci encore pour la note.
Excellent Gae note! All the means are good to tap money with the taxpayers (I published a photograph presenting a house with stopped windows because the State imposed taxes on the doors and windows). Like what, all the countries are similar.
Very good catch of sight. Thank you still for the note.
ale (1819) 2004-06-10 13:02
come sei attivo, mi sono distratta un attimo e ho già perso due scatti...la sala mungitura è proprio come quella dei miei zii, hai ripreso bene il fattore impegnato nel suo lavoro senza che guardasse l'obiettivo. Bravo, very nice note!
cmartos (242) 2004-06-10 18:36
The funny note + the good picture = critical acumen = Excellent post. Or better and simply said, Greatly done Gae.
Galeota (10338) 2004-06-11 4:49
This is unbelivable! All governments are the same when it comes to collect money. Funny note and the photograph illustrates it perfectly. In french we say ironically that people are "des vaches à lait".
jrj (34841) 2004-06-11 10:05
Great story and what a way to have some taxes collected.
Beside that a very interesting and detailed pix, very interesting. Very well done Gae
Jeppe (18654) 2004-06-11 16:20
Very homours way you present this daily diary scene -- I came in mind an old cartoon with two pigs standing and eating together - and the one pig says to the other -have you ever wondered - there must be an reason why the farmer so nice to us ;-))
Great to watch this Gae - In fact am I born and raised on a farm - but its many years since I seen this sight - thanks for sharing.
Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2004-06-13 5:12
Hi Gae, very humorous notes, again I must say. I like your sense of humour very much.
Nice picture of these hardworking taxpayers, and although is is a bit dark, I like it very much. The collector is looking very suspicious. I like it espescially that you kept the taxpayers faces, hidden. It's a good choice to give them anonymity.
- Copyright: Gae La Rocca (Zanni) (6108)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-06-05
- Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Nature
- Camera: Kyocera Finecam S3L
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Gae's humour [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-06-09 11:49