Is anyone else incredibly perplexed by this ridiculous Census 2010 advertising effort?
First of all, it's a census. They mail you a form, you fill it out, and then stick it back in the mail. Big deal.
But there's been all this hype on TV. It's as if the Census is the most exciting thing to happen in the last ten years, which was when Census 2000 took place. I mean, the people on the commercials are like in tears about how moving and exciting it will be.
I got my census form in the mail today, and with all the hype, I thought there would be streamers, free food, balloons, loud music, .....SOMETHING. But no... there was a form that took about 2.5 seconds to fill out. And it wasn't even a cute form. And then I put it back in the mail. And now I'm done.
Then I saw the new commercial with these people dancing around and saying how we can't move forward until it is mailed back. Not to be all controversial, but I just think about how much money they spent on all that.
All I can say is that whenever everyone "mails it back", I'm ready for the makeover that is supposed to happen in America. I mean, that's what the commercials tell me are going to happen, so I know it's true.
Btw...why can't we just fill it out online? Is it Census 2010 or 1910?