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Fri Aug 28, 2020, 07:25 AM

I was watching the Census taker walking down our street the other night

Quietly doing her job, knocking on the doors of those who had not bothered to do the 3 minutes of civic duty online in the Spring. I was able to guess just about every house at which she would stop based upon my knowledge of the neighborhood, there was the guy across the street who regularly has folks over for BBQs in a pandemic, the elderly couple who seems to have way too many “family” living with them for the size of the house that rotate over the years, the family that seems to always have trouble keeping their grass cut and a few others that came as no surprise.

I just found it sad that people are just too damn lazy to take care of such an important task.

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Reply I was watching the Census taker walking down our street the other night (Original post)
Sherman A1 Aug 28 OP
Dennis Donovan Aug 28 #1
WePurrsevere Aug 28 #2
hlthe2b Aug 28 #3
mitch96 Aug 28 #4
delisen Aug 28 #5
GemDigger Aug 28 #6
Sherman A1 Aug 28 #7
MineralMan Aug 28 #8

Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 07:26 AM

1. Recommended!

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 07:30 AM

2. It's not just lazy. Some I've spoken with are...

genuinely afraid to share their info with the government and no, it's not always logical but fear often isn't.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 07:36 AM

3. Yeah.. I was stopped by the woman census taker in my neighborhood last night--looking for an address

She had a good attitude and said that there were only a few in my area that hadn't submitted online. So, I took that as a good sign. While my neighborhood has people from a range of age groups, my city is well planned for seniors and offers a good bit of help to even those who have little technical skills. Perhaps that is the difference.

I asked her how things were going and she seemed very positive. So, I am going to be as well.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 08:31 AM

4. I had a lady come to my house just the other day...

I recently purchased this house and this residence did not have a response so she came to get some information. Very nice and it was a quick. The house was empty! that's why.
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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 09:41 AM

5. It is people who religiously cut grass who bug me

Usually they cut grass with polluting noisy power mowers or hire others to do it for them.

Environmentally lazy perhaps.

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Response to delisen (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 09:52 AM

6. My landlord mowed my lawn 3 times this year the last in June. It looks like a slum or a weed field.

Quite frankly I am over cutting his lawn with hand clippers. Yes, hand clippers. Give me the damn mower. My dog has had to have weed seeds pulled out of his ears at a couple hundred bucks a pop. Not environmentally lazy, just lazy. I don't pay money to be embarrassed of where I live.

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Response to delisen (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 09:58 AM

7. I'm one of those people

I cut to keep insects and rodents under control.

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Response to delisen (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 10:06 AM

8. I mow my lawn once a week.

And, yes, I use a gasoline-powered mower. I do it because everyone in the neighborhood keeps their lawns mowed and because it is expected. I used to mow the neighbor's yard, too, when that house was occupied by a woman in her 80s.

I don't do it religiously. I just do it.

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