Death and– uh– transgender tax collectors?
In this video on the New York Times site today, it’s reported that Pakistan has a big problem with members of the upper class not paying their taxes. And so, to humiliate scofflaws into paying their taxes, the Pakistani government is sending in transgender tax collectors. According to the reporter, “The theory is that people will be so embarassed, that they’ll finally pay up, just in order to make them go away.”
Another giant step forward for my people.
Oh well. If this whole professor of English thing doesn’t pan out, now I know I have a backup plan. Collecting taxes. In Islamabad.
Come to think of it, there are plenty of people in America who would pay good money to have me go away.