I got my census form through the post yesterday. 32 pages, of which about four concern me. So I won't have any trouble filling that in on 27 March. Except for a few things.
Question H14 asks 'In total, how many cars are owned, or available for use, by members of this household?' I had to think a bit, because I'd forgotten that this is meant to be a snapshot (except when it isn't), and started to try and calculate how many rental cars there are in the country.
The ones about qualifications are pretty confusing. I've never heard of half the things, so I suppose I'm safe in assuming I haven't got them. But the the first box asks for 1 - 4 O levels. Yep, I can tick that. Then box 3 says '5+ O levels'. So that's another tick. That makes somewhere between 6 and 9. Or should I only tick one or the other? It doesn't say that. Luckily I've got a couple of weeks to clear that up - I don't want to mislead the government.
The last one, for now, is about visitors. Normally, everyone is welcome to come and visit me, even for an overnighter. But, if you possibly can, please try and avoid the night of 27 March, unless you want to spend the evening filling in forms.
And, at what time am I meant to fill the form in, exactly? What if the gas central heating breaks down during the day: I'd be lying if I'd already ticked box 2 in H11. And what if someone turns up at one minute to midnight, begging a bed for the night?
Sorry, I'm getting silly. This often happens at this hour, especially today.