Thursday, March 26, 2009

And the Survey Says. . .

Have y'all gotten your American Community Survey booklet in the mail? It's not exactly the Census because it's done only every 10 years and won't be done again till 2010. We got ours. This stupid thing is 28 pages long and you are required by law to fill it out. They estimate it will take about 38 minutes to complete.

Okay. I think this is ridiculous. They say the purpose of this survey is to help my community to establish goals, identify problems and solutions and measure the performance of programs. Say what? Huh? Uh, could you run that by me one more time? Sounds like malarkey to me. One of the questions is how many of the rooms in my home are bedrooms. I don't frankly see how that answer's gonna help my community figure anything out.

And you might not be able to tell from the picture, but the Important Information From the U.S. Census Bureau pamphlet is written in English, Spanish, and three other foreign languages. That seems a bit strange seeing as how this is a U.S. Census Bureau survey.

38 minutes. Don't they know what else I could be doing with 38 minutes of my time? Guess not. Oh, well, I like my freedom and I certainly don't want to go to jail, so I'll be filling this nosey, useless BOOK out and sending it in. I hope my community will thank me.

9 comments:

Karla said...

I have not gotten this. This smells like B.O.

Kelly said...

That's what I love about you, Karla! You tell it like it is. Sure stinks to me, too.

Theresa said...

I have gotten this before but not this time! You tell them how cute your bedroom is and how many snowglobes you have iffen there is a comment section! Tell them you don't like cable people walking their dirty shoes on your carpet in all those rooms that you have. That will help them I am sure:) hehe 38 minutes, sounds like enough time for a nap Kelly style!

midlifeslices said...

38 minutes?? That will surely cut into my blogging time which is not good. How sad is that? LOL

jennifer said...

Oh no. Should I be expecting one in the mail? Ugh.

suzanne said...

Leave it to you to really think anyone would care if you didn't fill it out :0)
You're such a silly rule follower/worrier.
I haven't received mine, but if I do, I will file it in the garbage can. HA!

Jill said...

Nope didnt' get it and never heard about it.

Robin Costello (Delswife) said...

Where did they come up with 38 minutes? What if you do it in 27 minutes? Do you win something?

;)

REGINA said...

I FEEL LIKE YOU DO ABOUT IT. THE COMMENTS ARE GOOD AND FUNNY.IT STINKS,THE TIME THING AND LIKE SUZ SAID THATS WHERE MINE WOULD PROBABLY GO.BUT THAT SMART FUNNY AUNT OF OURS HAS A GOOD IDEA TOO.