During this difficult, the government wants us to participate in the Census. Kind of coincidental that our esteemed officials send this out when we are looking for things to do. I would have preferred my stimulus check or adult coloring books. Both would be delightful and welcome distractions.
So, I filled out the damn thing because otherwise I will get harassed by someone that will probably come to my door after all this social distancing and quarantine time dissipates. And you all know how much I adore strangers coming to my home.
One question inquired whether I would be in my home on April 1. Well, let me ponder that. Pretty sure I will be since there is this bitchy virus threatening our lives and the world as we know it is closed. So, yes, I can say with one hundred percent certainty, I will be here. Possibly annoying my family and taking naps.
Then they inquired about the ethnicity of each household member. Like being white wasn’t enough. Look, I am basically a human mutt and I haven’t done that ancestry program to find out what variety is flowing through me. I was looking for the choice of “I can’t be put in a box as I am a bunch of ethnicities wrapped in a pretty package.” But that wasn’t one of the selections, so I put German. Seriously, I didn’t want to put that much brain power into this. Simple questions will do. And please, the confusion on whether to count Bryce or not was ridiculous. I probably did it wrong, but surely I am not the only one. It’s done and now I have a craving for German food.
Speaking of government ridiculousness, I have been dealing with the social security office. Some documentation came regarding Bailey, and I appealed their changes due to what I read in their booklet that came with the letter. Yesterday, I received a phone call regarding that appeal where I was told to ignore the booklet I was sent. He said, “It’s generic. It doesn’t cover the parent/child relationship, so it doesn’t apply to you.” Oh, okay. That is clear as mud. Christ. On. A. Cracker. He apologized for the confusion. I offered to rewrite the manual. He laughed. I wasn’t kidding. I pointed out that they probably would slice their appeals in half if they changed that documentation. He agreed. And he had dogs. I know this because they barked incessantly while we were chatting.
Anyway, that was my exciting day in the land of Quarantine 2020. I feel accomplished and a tad confused, but I think that is to be expected when dealing with our government. I will probably take today off and hang out at home. You know, since the world is closed.