posted on May, 13 2010 @ 01:52 PM
Ah yes, the census. I filled it out like a good little girl
I sent it in and all that good stuff.
About two weeks ago (I had just gotten home and was making my kids lunch) there was a knock on my front door as well as a ringing of the doorbell at
the same time. It was loud. The knock itself was like a 'cop-knock'. I was going to ignore it but then I figured "nope, I'm answering it and let
whoever is on the other side know a little something about respect."
However, when I opened the door there were two old ladies standing there. It completely caught me off guard. I asked if I could help them to which
they replied they were census workers going around for those who hadn't filled out their forms. I informed them I had indeed filled mine out and that
I had actually just moved in here to this address on April 12th. I had to give them the same information all over again. It was the most ridiculous
thing though. I could have filled it out in maybe one minute tops. Instead they insisted on asking me the same questions repeatedly. They argued
amongst themselves on which questions were supposed to be asked! Where do these people get trained?! I started to get angry with the stupidity and
here are my kids at the same time whining cause they're hungry. I told them I didn't have time for this. That my information is on file and if they
need it that bad they can go find the one I had already sent in.
Well, this just made these two old women really mad
I couldn't help but laugh and I turned around and started to walk back inside. At which
time I was informed that I was going to be in trouble for not giving out the information. I just said well, have fun with that and hope you guys have
a great day.
I understand where you're coming from though. For one to go to your neighbor's homes and be rude on top of it all. That's just ... wow. I'm not
sure that they have any training at all with what I've seen.