I am now the book keeper at work. This means I have had to learn how to use QuickBooks to process bills, write checks, and create reports for the Boss. It also means, I very recently learned, that I have to deal with some tax issues, specifically sending IRS Form 1099s to consultants.
Luckily, I found how to do it in QuickBooks, but you need to have the OFFICIAL form. I went to Staples and found a pack of paperwork. Once I printed a bunch of forms, I realized that I needed two more copies of one of the forms. Staples would have forced me to buy another $25 pack of too much stuff, so I turned to Craigslist.
I posted an ad to the Morgan Hill community. A few hours later a kind person in Oakland replied that they had the form I needed. On Tuesday I sent a self addressed envelope, and the forms arrived today, two days later.
I don't care if this is a boring story; I'm impressed with the speed and generosity that the Internet gives us access to. Thanks, Internet!