News, but not the serious kind
Wait by your mailbox, Resident!
Blog Guy, I bet you get a lot of stupid stuff in the mail…
Do I! Just today. I got a stupid personal letter from Robert Groves, Director of the U.S. Census Bureau. He’s the dude waving in the dogsled here.
A personal letter?
Well, he called me “Dear Resident,” which is what my friends call me, so I consider it personal.
You said the letter was stupid. The census is very important, so if they sent your form, you should cooperate.
I agree. But this wasn’t the form. It was only a letter telling me that I will RECEIVE the form “about one week from now” and that then I should fill it out and return it. Basically, it was mail telling me to watch out for more mail.
So today’s letter accomplished nothing, Blog Guy?
I wouldn’t say that. I got to see my tax dollars at work. I mean, if I got one of these “You’re going to get some mail” letters, then they probably sent out dozens of them. Maybe even hundreds.
Above: U.S. Census Bureau Director Robert M. Groves gets a ride in a dogsled from the Noorvik airstrip into the remote Inupiat Eskimo village in Northwestern Alaska in a January 25, 2010 handout. REUTERS/Al Grillo/U.S. Census Bureau
Left: Groves walks out of the home of eighty-nine year-old village elder and World War II veteran Clifton Jackson in Noorvik, Alaska in a January 25, 2010 handout. Jackson became the first citizen in the nation to be enumerated for the 2010 Census. REUTERS/Al Grillo/U.S. Census Bureau