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Monday, March 8, 2010

Head Scratcher

Today there was a letter from the Census Bureau in my mailbox.

This is what it said:

Dear Resident:

About one week from now, you will receive a 2010 Census form in the mail.
When you receive your form, please fill it out and mail it in promptly.

Go to for help completing your 2010 Census form when it arrives.

It would be nice to know why my tax money if being wasted in this manner. Somebody spent time to write this rubbish and, also, translate it into Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Russian. Then there is the cost of paper, envelope, and postage to send instructions that are not only idiotically obvious but could perfectly well have been included with the form itself.

The Census Bureau would seem to move in mysterious ways but does not have the excuse of cabin fever - after too many snow days - to occupy itself with such stupid and pointless activities.

Add one more head scratcher to the list!

1 comment:

Maureen White said...

Furthermore, the census is asking for data as of April 1, 2010. Great - now I have to wait to see if either me or my hubby dies before April 1 before I can mail in my form. Death is less chancy than me finding my filled out form, neatly in its envelope after April 1!