Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Will you be counted???

I have been thinking about the census this year. I know our status, that of Bedouins, is a small minority, but I still wonder how they will count us? Will they estimate our numbers? Will they send someone around the thousands of camp grounds asking questions?
What about the boys and girls who live under the bridges? Even harder what about the ones who live on boats, the boat people.

I guess a harder question is the illegals? I would assume there will be directions to the census takers not to judge or report whom they think is illegal, after all that is not their job. They are just going to bean head counters. Twould be nice if they could list the ‘crack’ houses also, but they probably cannot do that either.



I know a guy, in his mid forties who has never had a SS card, paid taxes nor registered for anything. He works only for cash, doesn’t have a car nor drivers license. There is no record of him in the system. Now if he gets interviewed, he isn’t gonna answer too many questions truthfully. His philosophy is ‘I will work until I die, then I don’t care who does, or doesn’t do anything with what is left. What they do with my body I couldn’t care less, I will be through with it and won’t be using it anymore.



Trouble is, death usually does not come that simply. As a rule someone will find the none caring person sick or dying. They call 911, and a hospital bill is started. This person will never pay it, but the taxpayers of this country will.
So, when the census taker comes to your house, send them on down, I am gonna feel left out. BUT if they find us I will report it on here.
Thanks for reading this junk,
Nite Shipslog
PS:
As we get older you will notice some changes….
You used to say, "I hope my kids GET married ... Now, "I hope they STAY married!"
You miss the days when everything worked with just an "ON" and "OFF" switch, Sherry’s favorite gripe!



8 comments:

ρομπερτ said...

How very interesting to read. Reminds me of my "Residence Permission" which ends in two years time (a very long story).

In other news: "IT" did arrive, finally, after three weeks. Will enjoy it and return once its finished. Please have you all a wonderful Thursday.

Fred Alton said...

I remember when the 1950 census was taken. We were living at Campaign, TN. The Census Taker came into Mr. Dillon's store and started asking him a lot of personal questions in front of everyone. (Well, there were only two or three people there as I recall.) Still - you could see that "Brother" Dillon was un-comfortable answering all of those questions. He told the fellow several times, "That's personal and none of your business". When the CT said something like "You're a citizen of htis country. You pay taxes. It's our business to know." After the CT left, Brother Dillon said, "I still think it was none of his business!"

Hey! I'm with Sherry on the "On" and "Off" switch!

Paula said...

Hummm I wonder how they will count people like you and Sherry who live on the road.

That corgi :) said...

what if they count you guys twice? You are at one park and then you go to another park and they count you again??? so very confusing. why do they count anyway? makes you think of David when he took a count of his fighting men and you know how that turned out

if they come and they want to count, I'll tell them the truth (and they better count Koda because he is a member of this family)

betty

Lucy said...

We have heard we will get ours through the mail. Who knows, what anyone way of doing it will be used. I watched President Obama's speech last night. Not going to express any opinions. Just call me play it safe, Lucy.

Shirl 72 said...

They will never be right. To many people live
on the street and other places. I hope they
leave me alone. If they want to find us just
call AARP they can find everybody. You could
even call a junk mail advertizer they can find
you. I will just stay out of their sight so I
want get on a mailing list.

Shirl

Sayit-baldys said...

HO HUM - - - MR. OBAMA'S SPEECH LAST NIGHT. NANCY PELOSI STAYED AWAKE BY JUMPING UP AND DOWN WITH THE CHEER LEADING ACTION.
THE VICE PRESIDENT LOOKED LIKE THE BOBBLEHEAD. HE SEEMS TO BE LOYAL TO THE 'BOSS'.
THE PRESIDENT'S PROMPTER MUST HAVE BEEN BROKEN. NO MENTION OF CLOSING 'GITMO'. CHRISTMAS ATTEMPT TO KILL AMERICANS BY THE TERROEIST NOT MENTIONED.
HE DID REMEMBER TO BASH BUSH, ACTIVATING NANCY. PAINTED ANOTHER PIE IN THE SKY WITH CHOICE SLICES.

REMINDED AMERICANS AGAIN THAT HE KNOWS WHAT IS BEST FOR US AND HE WILL FIGHT ON UNTIL WE SEE. TOO BUSY TO CATCH UP ON THE LATEST NEWS, I DONT BELIEVE THAT HIS V.P. HAS THE HEART TO TELL HIM.

HAVE A NICE DAY AND NICE FUTURE. sam

madcobug said...

I don't mind if those census takers skip us, like you said the illegally in our country will not be counted so what is the point when they are not going to get a true count.
Now My paternal grandparents did farm with horses. My maternal grandparents farmed with mules.
Horses were more stronger and tended to walk almost in a run but the mules were more gentle and slower so you could keep up with them better.I remember tho older ones getting the land ready and planting that cotton
then all of us hoeing and then picking all that cotton. Packing it in back of those wagons with side rails added on then off to the cotton gins to sell it.
Hard labor. Can one wonder how I got my bad back working hard in those fields when young and growing? Sorry, kind of got off the subject a bit. Just explaining the difference in working horses and working mules. Helen