As a follow-up to my letter of Jan. 10, 2013 to the Times, I wanted to let you know that I lucked up and actually found someone at the Census Bureau who could read, write and comprehend! She was able to inform me that this “survey” had nothing to do with the census taken in 2010 (as the previous two clerks had led me to believe), but has to do with affordable housing. It is called the American Community Survey, or ACS, and I have been told that the survey is 28 pages long! One of the questions on the survey is “Do you have a flushable toilet in your home?” She informed me that this information is being sought by Congress. OK. I will make a deal with the Census Bureau. I will complete this ACS form when Congress passes a balanced budget!
I did receive my letter from the Census Bureau that one of the clerks said she would send me. It came today; addressed to Current Resident. There is no reference number, nothing! The letter was signed by James B. Treat, Chief, American Community Survey Office, in Jeffersonville, Indiana.
I received another telephone call from the Census Bureau last evening which was Sunday around 6 p.m. I suppose that I can look forward to receiving telephone calls from them on a regular basis until I complete their survey. Needless to say, I did not answer the phone.