Thursday, May 20, 2010

In other matters,

Dad went out into the county, pretty far away to work the census. Several of the people had already been contacted several times and are getting pretty crabby about the continued intrusion into their lives. One lady really dumped on George - ranted on about how angry she was. He apologized and retreated to the car to do the paper work. In a bit, she knocked on his window, apologized for letting loose on him and had brought him a glass of tea. This whole census, unlike the one he worked in Glen Rose 10 years ago, is a complete mess. George is convinced that a scam or con is going on. I can't wrap my mind around how this could be, but maybe. Anyway, he told his boss he quit unless she wanted him to see people in the Angelo area. Who knows whether she will or not.

This episode has been wearing on him and I am glad he is out of it.

7 comments:

Mary Beth said...

aaaaaamen!

MJ said...

Yeah - he looks better already. New developments in the maid/helper situation. Call when you have time sometime and I'll update you.

Barbara B said...

Sorry the census thing was a terrible experience for Dad, though it is important to get an accurate count.

MJ said...

Ahhh- I have never seen so many people determined not to participate. For divers reasons. Two older ladies at the Manor were heard to sayd that they weren't participating because it was nobodys business how old they are. Ummm,as if the government doesn't already know. People are mad at the president and seem to be taking it out this way. Whatever.

MJ said...

Ahhh- I have never seen so many people determined not to participate. For divers reasons. Two older ladies at the Manor were heard to sayd that they weren't participating because it was nobodys business how old they are. Ummm,as if the government doesn't already know. People are mad at the president and seem to be taking it out this way. Whatever.

Sarah said...

I'm glad Dad is out of the census business. An 84 year old man has no place tromping around God's green acre like that, especially in an old car. And it is too hot out anyway!

MJ said...

Amen, Sarah.