A letter came in today's mail from the insurance company. They want to do their annual audit. Next Tuesday.
Now, the note was sent to the old address, so it was a few days late getting here. But this couldn't have come at a much worse time. I'm still getting my bearings here, and it wasn't until two days ago that I had access to my files. (Cabinet locked accidentally during the move. No key. Locksmith, house call.)
The auditor really doesn't want much information. But it takes time to get it all in order, and she didn't give me much time.
Plus, I have to call her to confirm that the appointment she set up is okay. I wonder if she'll phone me, if I happen to forget to make that call. Or maybe she'll send another note to get lost in the mail.
What I should do is let her come and get it over with, even if it means putting in a few extra weekend hours getting all the records together. I deal with several different auditors every year, and I like to maintain a good relationship with them. To me that means not putting them off, or sending up any potential red flags.
Just like in my regular everyday life, I keep a low profile and hope no one will notice. If I make a big to-do about how they should have given me more time to prepare, I always assume they'll be thinking, "He must have something to hide. I'll work extra hard to find out what he's covering up."
Getting by by going along. It's my way.