Ah, spring is in the air, and this year it is really special because in 2010 we get to participate in one of my favorite springtime endeavors – the Census.
The folks at The United States Department of Commerce take the 2010 Census quite seriously, and rightly so. There has been a lot of publicity to get people to participate.
You must also assume that the Government is flush with cash from the way the are handling the Census. A week before the Census came in the mail I received a letter telling me that in a week I would receive the Census. Interesting approach. My credit card company does not send me a letter a week before my statement comes telling me to expect my statement in a week, probably because that would cost a fortune.
Lets assume the government mailed the letter to 100 million households at a cost of 25 cents per letter. The letter telling me a letter was coming cost us $25 million. Your tax dollars at work! Perhaps this was a secret stimulas plan to boost the Postal Service.
I have to go now. I am going to write my sister a letter to let her know that next week I am going to write her a letter.