Maybe I should not have let my nine-year-old daughter fill in our census form. Looking at the form, we seem to have acquired an extra resident.
The once-every ten years trawl for information took place on Sunday night. It’s an offence not to to fill it in. It says on the front of the form. “You could face a fine if you don’t participate or if you supply false information.”
It also says: “Your personal information is protected by law. Census information is kept confidential for 100 years.”
A hundred years? Sure who can wait that long? When I checked over our completed census form, I found this entry for the fifth member of our household. As the form says: Individual questions – Person 5 start here…
1. What is your name? Christy Shmib (First I knew he had a surname.)
2. What is your sex? (I see a third box has been added and ticked.) Continue reading