Honestly, I wished to take a vacation after Hanamatsuri but as soon as I came back to temple, I had to start working for the tax since its due date was coming so soon.
My tax preparation is supposed to be easy however I have much more outgo for the temple. As a result, I needed to review all the receipts which have been here and there in the office. So it took me about 1.5 days to clean up office first and then I can face reviewing receipts.
I'm so glad I didn't lose all the necessary receipts and documents. However a big problem was...it's sometimes very hard to identify the items on the receipt!
For example...in the picture above, a receipt from Walmart says "10CT 2 EXP." What is this?
I can tell "CT" means "count" but I don't know about "EXP." For me this was like a code!!! Can you tell what is this?
Of course, because receipts have date and time you shopped, I'd better try to recall it with a hint of date/time and other shopping items. But I competely forgot it because the date was way back to February last year. if you don't remember what you bought, how do you identify the item?
This time I took a look at the receipt carefully and noticed numbers next to the item.
I guessed it could be ID number for the item throughout Walmart stores and wanted to check it at their website.
Then I visited the home page and I entered the numbers of the item in the search, and then press it.........
Very glad to get Bingo! The numbers showed the item I bought and now I remember I bought this for teaching Japanese language....
This way to identify the item on the receipt worked at the HomeDepot, too but didn't work at Costco. Now I need to think about a way to identify the items.... Better directly to Costco?