Show some enthusiasm, dammit

Something like this is what we’re looking for:

I already turned in my census. I felt slightly dizzy and disoriented afterward. I was proud to fill it out for the first time. I still lived at home with my parents in 2000.

I asked my husband if he’d like to be Person 1 or if I could be. I could not believe how much he didn’t care. It was the same kind of indifference he gave about who would bring in the mail. Some people just don’t know what exciting is.

Yeah, but the ones that do insist on being Person 1.


  1. fillyjonk »

    2 April 2010 · 8:33 am

    I finally got around to doing mine. I figured it was best to get it in by the deadline, both to save the government the (claimed) $50 of sending someone to my house, and also, to avoid the creepiness factor of having someone I don’t know knocking on my door and wanting to know about me.

    And when you live alone, being Person 1 all the time isn’t always as wonderful as it may be cracked up to be.

  2. Lynn »

    2 April 2010 · 4:54 pm

    I vaguely remember being sort of excited about the 1970 census – the first one I was old enough to remember – or at least I thought it was cool. (I was 12) 1980, and all the rest, I don’t remember at all. “What? They’re counting everyone again? [yawn]”

  3. Brian J. »

    2 April 2010 · 6:18 pm

    Isn’t person 1 on the hook for any felony missteps in the data entry?

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