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The Census form is filled out--sort of!

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Friday, May 07, 2021

I just filled out the Census--- online--

It seems that I got the long form--
It was pretty easy to do, but there were some ridiculous questions--
One question was, "If you were to sell your property to-day, what would you expect to get for it?"
I put $10,000 million ---

They questioned my answer---invited me to change it--
I did not---- because, I have no idea what price we could get for this property---I put what we want to get--
I fully expect the form will be returned.

Why on earth do they ask so many silly questions--like--what we spend on heat per year- What are our taxes ?--How old are we?
There ere a lot of questions which required some private information--personal information which I feel they don't need to know----
like--- Do you see properly?--and Can you hear?
I felt like saying, when it's sunny and in the daylight, yes I see very well--

Why do we protect our personal info--like--guard it--why is it such a big deal to have to share this with the Gov't?
Lord love a duck!-I was not asked if I walk everyday-----What medication do I take--Do I have a Dog?- I was asked if I was female-- or was I male and female--

I best calm down eh?
Maybe we might get $10,000.00 for this house-- Who knows eh?

One really has to " -----stay Strong"---
AS Mom used to say, "What is this world coming to?"
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    Love this! Your reactions are awesome. I was asked to help my MIL complete hers. I bailed & sent her son (my hubby) to do after I checked ours & told him how/what to do. We had short form. Less then 5 minutes. I did ours while he was gone then stupid me msg my mom to do hers. REGRET as they had long form & dad who is getting dementia is/was bill payer etc. My mom was beyond lost. I lost the census 2x & had to start over UGH. I started drinking (& honestly swearing) before hubby came home from a nice visit with his mom. I wish I did like you!!!
    38 days ago
    Hilarious! Love your spirit!
    42 days ago
    I live in Texas and our Census was nothing like that!!!! emoticon
    42 days ago
    Your census is more interesting than mine. They didn't ask me about my house. emoticon
    43 days ago
    The census I filled out didn't any of those questions. How strange.
    43 days ago
  • CKOUDSI617
    WOW, I live in Massachusetts. The census form I got didn't ask any of these questions! That's awful!
    I just had to verify my address, who was living there, my occupation and I think that's it? (Maybe my party affiliation, but I can't remember.)
    43 days ago
  • no profile photo KRIS-2
    Hmm, the older I get the more I want to say, “none of your business” or why do you need that information?
    43 days ago
    Ha! Long form in US is just as nosey!
    44 days ago
    oh my gosh I also felt that they were too nosy and wanted way too much info all the way around
    44 days ago

    You stirred up a tax memory. While filling out IRS tax papers one year, I was getting a wee bit miffed about things. So when was asked what is my occupation , I wrote what I was doing at least for that year. I very nicely printed that I was a "Domestic Goddess". Whoever read it must have been in a good mood because we were not audited that year. LOL
    44 days ago
  • THINCPL2004
    Talk about crazy questions
    44 days ago
  • no profile photo RACHNACH
    44 days ago
  • MARTHA324
    Boy! Your census is much more detailed than ours in the U.S. I love your answer about the house...stick with it!
    44 days ago
    You have a fantastic property, so keep holding out for that 10M!!
    44 days ago
    Big brother is nosy in every country
    44 days ago
    44 days ago
    Our census forms are not like that, crazy questions!
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    44 days ago
    I got the long form too. Surprised that they didn't ask if I was wearing a mask. emoticon
    44 days ago
    WHY ask when they ALREADY know everything there is
    to know about us!!! emoticon emoticon
    44 days ago
    emoticon questions questions oh but the answers is what they don't like but who is "they"?
    44 days ago
    Lol I got the short one.. that was fine with me. Next door got the long one. Lol
    44 days ago
  • JUNEAU2010
    When I work on my genealogy, I run across handwritten census records. The info is often inaccurate because of the handwriting, but those tidbits help flesh out my knowledge about my antecedent (or exclude that record if it clearly is not my person.). Just think of the breadcrumbs you are leaving...But, yes, I am twitchy about personal info and wonder how the privacy regimes will change what is available in future records...The 1940 US census records will be released next year and I am looking forward to learning more!
    44 days ago
    You deserve all those zeros!
    44 days ago
  • DEE797
    But that’s not $10 million. That’s $10,000 thousand dollars. I’m sure your property is worth way more then that from the pictures you have shared.
    44 days ago
    The census sure wants private information! I don't think I would do it because they didn't ask any of that on mine that I know of. Maybe they did I can't remember.
    44 days ago
    Who knows why the gov't asks what they do. I know the concept of privacy is going away. I look for something online and all of a sudden I see ads for it on Spark People, on my phone when I'm playing the game I have there, etc. Soon I will have notices for shoes on my apartment door!

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    44 days ago
    yes, and none a days for a loan, job interview, sometimes they ask outrageous questions.... and questionnaire's.

    Any rate some questions I do not answer unless you have to. Even some banks want to know how you spend your money and how you got every cent. This may have to do with garage sales, or selling produce from your garden, or some such thing... who knows...

    Here is one for everyone's entertainment. I do believe it was the late 70's.'I was trying to get a position to be a proof reader. They wanted to know what kind of birth control I used, because I was young and a newlywed. I was stunned and refused to answer. I do think they wanted to know if I would be a long term employee, but CRAZY.

    I also had people from a popular store, ask me why I wanted my shift to exclude certain hours. I said, I had a class. They were fine with that, until they discovered it was religious. I said, if I can not go to church on Sunday, then I would attend something weekly. They laughed at me.

    Anyhow from this treatment, I would not work for those companies if they gave me double pay. emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Hold your ground.

    44 days ago
  • no profile photo CD24069739
    Got my census done also
    44 days ago
    Crazy questions
    44 days ago
    I had a short form but thought it didn't ask enough info.
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    44 days ago
  • DGFOWLER1960
    And to think I pour through these census records to genealogy and there's were so minimal with questions. Who was in the household, ages and type of work, place born. That's about it. emoticon Donna
    44 days ago
    You ask some hefty questions yourself. I wonder if it would change their ideas to know this information they ask for. Doesn't seem to. You're OK!
    44 days ago
    Hang in there!
    44 days ago
    ???Were you answering the census...or posting your house to ZULLO?
    44 days ago
    Too many people expect the govt. to be their caregiver/babysitter/nanny/fairy godmother!!! The more information they collect about our personal lives, the more intrusive they are.
    44 days ago
  • JLAMING263
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    44 days ago
    Glad you got your form filled out. Yep, I'm not a big fan of overly personal questions from those I feel don't need the information. Our census wasn't quite son inquisitive.
    44 days ago
    I dont like that they ask so many personal questions - it is ok to ask about where we live and how old we are and if we have been a Canadian for a long time but other than that none of their business

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    44 days ago
  • MEMA328
    I agree that the government asks too many personal questions. We also live 'out in the middle of nowhere' and we picked this place because of that. If I have to drive 60+ miles to get to the store, that was my choice. I don't need nor do I want the government in my business. We all make choices and ALL of our choices have consequences. And some of those consequences end up being not what we wanted, but we made the choice. Government does not "give" to anyone what they have produced. They only can give from what we the people have produced. We need less of that and more of people being responsible for the choices they make. Are there some who do need a bit of help, yes, but not the amount we are supporting right now.
    44 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    Some of the questions that seem personal is to help your government help you. To add more services and/or medical help in your community. Being that you live in the bush, wouldn't it be nice for the government to add more community services locally, than you having to drive 3 hours for a doctor's appointment? Or to have a hospital that would be able to take care of all of your needs?

    People now are over guarded with their government. How you think they will be able to help your community without asking these questions? It seems to me we are too quick to judge we forget what we are trying to accomplish here.

    Because a lot of people in my area did not fill out the census we have lost representation in our government. This also means that we lost valuable government dollars for our city, which mean loss of services we depend on. The list goes on and on. So now I imagine I will be paying higher taxes because of loss of revenue to the State.
    44 days ago
  • JERICHO1991
    I agree. Too many frivolous, personal, unimportant, unverifiable questions. The 2020 US Census survey was very basic. Of course, there are surveys similar to what you describe between the decennial constitutionally required censuses.
    44 days ago
    I have just been reading all of the interesting comments to your blog. As always, you sparked a lot of interesting comments and some really thoughtful answers. Thank you.

    Have a great weekend, emoticon !
    44 days ago
    Too funny! Yes, protect your personal information. I will do my form this weekend. Selling right now could be lucrative, but buying something reasonable could be a challenge.
    Have a great weekend!
    44 days ago
  • no profile photo CD25620777
    Thanks for feeling like many of us, questions????? Some I feel are NOT RELATIVE for any so thank you for giving us all a giggle.
    45 days ago
  • JUNETTA2002
    So funny
    45 days ago
  • RHOOK20047
    The census questions seem dumb, but they try to figure trends in society. They try to determine norms between groups and things of that sort. I did mine and mailed it away. In the States, they send folks to your door and if you refuse to do the census in person they will mail it. They came three time when I was working so they had to mail it to me
    45 days ago
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    45 days ago
    I still have to fill ours out. Not sure if we get the long form or the short form. I think 10,000 is low for your property. But if they want to know they should have to figure it out lol. Have a great Saturday!
    45 days ago
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  • UPTOIT59
    I imagine that they need as much information so they can provide the services needed for certain populations.
    45 days ago
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