Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Maybe I Will ...

A quote from Country Chronicle by Gladys Taber, while pondering her own experience with the Census Bureau seems very fitting today-

At what point can a citizen of our great country have any privacy?  Are we by any chance tending toward an era when the government will regulate our whole lives?  I wonder if I were to say, "I do not wish to be in the census, thank you.  Try my neighbors down the road"- would I make the FBI files?  I am too docile to ever know. ~ Gladys Taber

Country Chronicle

I suggest you read it in its entirety if you can get a copy of this book, very entertaining reading.  The part about the census was amusing, yet somewhat disturbing as I ponder actually opening my census envelope, let alone filling it out ...

Yes, I did get a rather curt notice that a response is required by law, so I should send it in right away...  a whole 2 days after I got the census envelope.  OK ...

And maybe I will ... or maybe I'll see what happens if I don't.   Docile isn't an adjective that describes me very well, I'm afraid.

And please don't rush me, it only makes me move that much slower.  That's just the way it is.   I am a classic example of James Dobson's The Strong-Willed Child, a book which was highly offensive to me when I first read it (being one, you know); but rather helpful when I had one (now 3) of my own! 

OK, enough rambling for now, I'm off to read a book, drink a cup of coffee, and ponder the question, "Will I or won't I?".  Maybe I'll just give the thing to my husband ... :)

1 comment:

  1. Exactly! I was watching a show about that yesterday.
    And we weren't mailed a census...they sent someone..another waste of money.
    Count the people..that's all!


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