posted on May, 3 2009 @ 03:41 PM
Everybody I know, including myself, have had these census people marking waypoints for our houses on their GPS units. I got the little paper also, and
while I know I didnt throw it away, Im not positive where it is. I'll have to look around the house a bit and see if I can find it.
I was not welcoming at all to the lady that came to my house. In fact, my wife went out to talk to the lady, and by the time I was getting out of the
bathroom, and stepping out to see what was going on, the lady was already taking my GPS coordinates. She said something like Hi Im from the US census,
we're just mapping out locations, or something to that effect.
I scowled at the lady, and didnt say a word. She tried to hand me the paper, and I just glared at her, trying to figure out if Id get arrested if I
grabbed the GPS and smashed it. My wife took the paper from the lady, and she turned around and quickly left, and I felt like a little of my freedom
had just been taken.
I dont like it at all, and believe they should have to ask the property owner before taking their reading. Not asking for permission in my mind is an
invasion of my privacy, no matter what theyre using the info for. PERIOD.