CommuterProbs: Andy Jarvis, an architect from Philadelphia, does a lot of traveling. So much, in fact, that -- though his home is in Philly -- he found it prudent to rent an apartment near his firm's NYC location. Sounds logical, right? It was, until he found out that, in order to not pay property taxes in New York City, he could only "live" in the city for a maximum of 182 days a year.
According to Jarvis' daughter, Anne, her dad is a pretty play-by-the rules kinda guy. So he started taking what he merely thought were practical, self-shot, time-stamped photos to keep just in case the IRS came a-knocking. Some even contain the day's newspaper, presumably just in case the powers that be assume he's just Photoshopping his way around the rules.
What Jarvis didn't know was that Instagram users would find his casual selfies endlessly amusing. Anne Jarvis collected them on an Instagram account, and all together, they read like some sort of stark, slice-of-life art project. You know, "Here is Andy by the car. Here is Andy with a newspaper. Here is Andy by the house." And again and again and again.
So basically, Andy Jarvis has seemingly put more thought into ABIDING by tax laws than some tax evaders put into avoiding them.
Andy with dog.
Andy in shadow.
Oddly fitting headline Andy.