Wednesday, March 10, 2010

What The CDC Wants to Know About Me!

Last night I received a call from the CDC on behalf of the Census. Or was it the other way around? I don't know, I was pretty tired when Ari answered the phone. Yes, Ari was the one who got the phone. When I collected the phone from him, the representative from the CDC was very amused.

The CDC wanted to know all about me and my household. And (because I was bored and felt sorry for the representative on the other end whose job it is to call random people across the country) I agreed to participate in the survey while Ari got to watch a Blue's Clue's marathon.

Here are some random questions that the United States government wanted to know the answers to:
--How many people over the age of 18 live in your household?

Just the two of us living in sin. No wedding rings to speak of.

--How many people over the age of 12 months and under the age of three live in your household?

I really had to think about that one!

--Has the child over 12 months and under three years been vaccinated for varicella (chicken pox)?

YES! I had the chicken pox when I was three and (though I don't remember it) I'm fairly sure Ari is not missing out.

--Do you use cell phones or a land line or both?

I'm pro land line and we have one, but I am mostly lazy and use my cell phone.

--Do you use cell phones more than your land line?

Unfortunately, yes.
But I try to alternate ears so the radiation is equally distributed.

--How much money did you make last year?

Not enough!

What is the phone number of the hospital that gave your child Hepatitis B vaccine.

Um....I have no idea! I do know that I still owe them money!

--Are you married, divorced or single? I said:

Honey, I'm waiting for my rock.
She laughed! And said:

So I guess you're single then?

I ate a lot of cookies during this phone interview. I felt like I was a celebrity! They really were interested in what goes on in my life, or at least in my household.

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  1. Hahaha! I wonder if the landlord guy will be honest about us. I feel under represented! :(

  2. He probably won't! And I'm sure you are under represented. Also, I forgot to add that they asked out Ari's race. I gladly replied that he was 1/4 Pacific Islander and 3/4 white and a Jew!

  3. I love the census. :-/


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