I got a call from the Census

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    I filled it out and returned it promptly, this time correctly identifying myself as "Hispanic-American" (my mom is Carioca and I found out recently this makes me Hispanic in the all knowing eyes of the US Gubbamint)

    So last night I wasted 10 minutes of my life answering questions about "during March and April has anyone in your household ever lived in (fill in the blank)" I could not believe the permutation on where they thought we lived besides our home: in a tree house, on a farm, in a homeless shelter, in a youth hostel, in a tent on the Vilcabamba...etc

    Good to know they take it seriously...I guess
     
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    you did your patriotic duty.
     
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    They have this new invention called Caller ID. Use it and you'll never have to waste your time on the phone with anyone ever again.
     
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    How much of your life do you waste posting here?
     
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    I kept trying to cut the call short when it became ridiculously repetitive: I was on Broadway and Astro Place and I held the phone next to a police siren, then I stuck it in the drum of a street musician and the guy still kept asking me, "During March and April did you wife ever eat pistachio nuts while living in a tree house with a southern exposure?"
     
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    I lol'ed out loud
     
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    But that would mean I know the identity of those who call me Liberally! :eek:
     
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    Frank was (as usual) confused. He was contacted by the Sensus, an agency doing research on the amount of sense in the U.S. population. The longer one listens, the less sense they have. Frank must be on the bottom of the up-hill slope on the bell curve.
     
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    Serves you right for being a smart ass....

    You have also added to the political clout of Hispanic Americans
     
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    As soon as you find out I'm Hispanic your racism burst forth Alien-like
     

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