I know I'm a day early, but I couldn't resist given that the (Canadian) Federal budget drops today. If you are a federal public servant you may want to consider following 8 simple rules of Budget Time:
1ST RULE: You do not talk about the budget.
2ND RULE: You DO NOT talk about the budget.
3RDRULE: If someone you don't know asks you about the budget, the conversation is over.
4TH RULE: Only two types of estimates matter; main estimates and supplementary estimates.
5TH RULE: One of the Annexes has the information you are looking for.
6TH RULE: No tweeting, no Facebooking.
7TH RULE: This will go on as long as it has to.
8THRULE: If this is your first Budget, you can find it here.
(Note: all of the above is clearly aimed at providing some much needed levity.)