“38 minutes? [expletive deleted]!! who’s paying me to do this?”
“oh [expletive], this is [F’n] rdiculous… the time now is 11:27…
omg, how long is this g/d form… 27 pages long?
[sigh]… Last Name…”
we got our THIRD notice to complete the American Community Survey today, along with a very nice letter from Charles Louis Kincannon telling us that the “survey will help decide where new schools, hospitals, and fire stations are needed. The information also is used to develop programs to reduce traffic congestion, provide job training, and plan for the health care needs of the elderly.”
so what if we don’t think these are programs the government should be in charge of doing? or what if we don’t think
- our income level,
- the amount of our mortgage payment,
- cost of gas and electricity,
- if you attended college in the past 3 months,
- your education level,
- the current market value of our house,
- the time of day we leave the house for work,
- address where you work,
- how much debt we have,
- ethnicity (Canadian?),
- how much “interest and dividends” earned,
- age, and date of birth (I guess they can’t do math)
-  is any business of the government?
“does this other person [our 6 month old] speak a language other than english?”
“You are required by U.S. law to respond to this survey.” I think that’s what elicited the “38 minutes” question from my significant other (he he, those quotes above were her, not me). yeah, I refused to complete the survey on principle the first time we got it, and she’s doing it because she doesn’t want the government to keep hassling her.
good luck with that — if it isn’t this, they’ll find something else to hassle us about.
seriously, would you give all your personal information to this guy?
no email address, but I’d love to get a phone tree set up and hit him at (301) 763-3030 — 100 times a day, everyday, for the next year, to let him know what I think of his survey.
“only 22 minutes. 22 minutes I lost from my life”
looks like she owes the government 16 minutes. I wonder how they’ll collect?