Census

Last night was Census Night at last! I was very excited to fill out our form online. Unfortunately the idiot in charge of our area apparently wrote the number on our form incorrectly, which meant that when I logged in I could only see the Personal form, not the Household one. So we had to do the whole thing on paper. (Ugh, how 20th century!) It was pretty boring in the end. Snookums halfheartedly suggested we list ourselves as “Jedi,” but we ended up answering everything honestly. I was mostly disappointed at the lack of questions that invited complaints. If the fact that I take the bus means that more money gets diverted to public transport, it should also allow me to gripe that 431 drivers are humongous bastards who always drive their empty buses right past crowds of commuters waiting at Broadway, and they should get the sack.

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  1. So many questions about work, almost no questions about anything else. You can see where this govt’s priorities lie!

  2. Did you tick the box to let them give your data to the National Archives in 99 years? We did. Didn’t seem to be anything in there worth getting paranoid about.

  3. I got to work this morning to find one of my collegues on the phone to the Census call centre – she still hadn’t received a census form. The census worker simply missed her house (in a rural area not very far from Armidale). She couldn’t even do it online since you still need a census form and an eCensus number to log in (I did mine online). She now has to wait for a form in the mail!

  4. Yes, I ticked thatbosx. I’ll be dead by then and won’t care who knows what about me. There’s nothing in there to get excited about, anyway.

  5. If you want to complain about the buses, why wait for something as intermittent and useless as a census? Complain to 131500.info. If more people did that, we might have a better system 😉

  6. Oh, we’ve done that. Rodd has been known to take down individual bus numbers and ring the info line in a fury. Nothing ever comes of it.

  7. If you want to complain about the buses, why wait for something as intermittent and useless as a census? Complain to 131500.info. If more people did that, we might have a better system 😉

  8. D’oh – I just submitted two anonymous comments. What a doofus.

  9. Hee! And now you’ve outed yourself as the Masked Commenter! 🙂

    (I really should put in some code that checks to see if the comment is a dupe.)

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