Terrible mistake

I have made a terrible mistake. I have screwed up mightily. I have jeopardised the entire nation’s future, and placed future generations at risk. I have filled in the Census form a week too early.

I should have read it properly. I got as far as reading that it had to be filled in on Tuesday… so I naturally assumed (or should that be stupidly assumed) that it would be the Tuesday after the form was delivered.

Hopefully it will be okay. In the past week, nobody has left the dwelling. The dwelling’s rent hasn’t changed. My pay hasn’t shot up (or down). Nobody’s switched religions. I think we’re gonna be all right. Thankfully I didn’t sign and date it yet.

Oops, the bit about how I got to work will be wrong. That is, of course, unless I (a) abandon my new commute on Tuesday morning, or (b) correct my entry.

Naturally, the privacy groups were on the telly yesterday – whingeing about infringing. Infringement of privacy that is. Sometimes I get the feeling that them and the Civil Liberties people don’t really have anything serious to complain about.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.