I began training this morning for my new job -- crew leader for the US Census Bureau. I'm not real good at sitting for that many hours, and for someone who doesn't like paperwork and filling out forms, I have to ask -- What did I get myself into? My day was occupied with page after page of paperwork, printing, signing and dating my name dozens of times. Repetition, redundancy, tedium -- a mini-microcosm of what we already know about federal operations. But it's only a temporary gig -- eight weeks. I can do anything for two months, right? I was sworn in, taking the oath of office, just like a soldier, or the president, and I am now ready to defend my country from all enemies, both foreign and domestic. At the end of the day, I was fingerprinted. Twice. Making it official. Tomorrow, and each day this week, my black ink-stained digits and I will return to continue prepping.
If you haven't yet filled out and mailed your census form, do it soon. It will make my job easier.