I was really looking forward to filling in a form for the five-yearly Australian census. You have no idea how much I love forms.
I was in Shepparton on August 8. Jamie, Erin and I were going to have a census party. We were a household.
The form never showed up in our letterbox. It wasn’t even under the doormat. Perhaps it was because we live in a serviced apartment. Yet, when our hosts dropped by for a chat the next day, they told us that guests staying in the other apartments were given forms.
I was crushed.
I particpated in a telephone survey this morning but even that couldn’t ameliorate the pain of losing my census.
I believe there was an Internet form that you can still fill in for a few weeks following the Census, but you need the paper form for the access code.
I was happy to see my form when inspecting my temporary Dubbo studio apartment with the real estate agent.
Oh Joan, I feel your pain. I also love filling in forms and am already counting down the days until the next census (when maybe I will be person 1!). Though, as far as good-to-fill-out forms go, the census maybe good but is very short considering the number of pages there is. I was very disappointed in how quickly I came to the end of the form 🙁
The internet version of the form was much more enjoyable! I think u’ll appreciate it 🙂
Joan, you’ll hear from me in a few weeks when the first part of my market research assignment is due. I hope your family likes filling out forms too — I need 15 participants for a survey. I hope you’ve shopped at David Jones before…
Oh i can do that Vera, I worked at DJs for 2-3years 🙂
Yay! I’ll send it to you too. If this was a REAL market research project you probably wouldn’t be allowed to participate, but this isn’t real…