Mondays are for Memories – Census Fun!

Since this is a National Census Year, I thought I’d re-run a little conversation I had after we sent in our census questionnaire back in 2010 –

Hello, This is Doris from the Census Bureau

Can I please speak to either Gary or Stephanie Conrad?
-This is Stephanie
*Hello! I have some questions about your location from your census form.
*Well, can you tell me exactly where you were on April 1st?
Let’s see….April 1st we were parked in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Prescott, AZ
*A Wal-Mart Parking lot in Arizona? Well, it says here on your form that your address is in Lake City, FL.
Well, it is. But we live full time in our motorhome and on April 1st. we were in Arizona. But I figured you really wanted to know where we got our mail, and registered our vehicles – that kind of stuff.
*But we really need to know where you were physically on April 1st.
The Wal-Mart in Prescott, AZ.
*Well, where were you going from the parking lot.
On April 2nd, we went into a conference center outside of town and stayed there for about three weeks. And before that we were in Palmdale, CA.
***confused pause*** Actually I called because we were having trouble locating your Lake City, FL address. Could you give me the closest crossroads for that address.
-I’m sorry, but I’ve never been there.
*But it’s your address.
I know, but it’s actually a mail-forwarding company and we just have a manila folder there. I’m pretty sure it does exist, though.
*Do you know anything about where it’s located.
*Well, thanks for your help. I think.

It’s probably a good thing I didn’t tell her we actually were “moving” to South Dakota on April 1st.

4 thoughts on “Mondays are for Memories – Census Fun!”

  1. Thought of this post as we did our census earlier this year. Laughed as much today as I did 10 years ago!

  2. Oh, how I laughed with this post! 😂 Completely identify with your conversation.

    We also are domiciled in Florida – Green Cove Springs. We have spent all of three weeks in Florida in 2 years.

    Fortunately this census year we completed the questions online. Quick and easy.

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