Thursday, January 05, 2006
We've Been Counted
This tag was put on our door after we were counted in the Census here in San Miguel de Allende.
Some of the questions were:
How many people live in this house?
How many rooms are in this house?
What kind of floor does the house have? concrete, tile, dirt?
Do you have city water?
Do you have electricity?
Do you have plumbing?
How long have you lived here?
No questions about race or nationality.
Just before the census taker left, he said to Ned, "This is a big house for 2 people. Some houses have 20 people living in them."
I'd write about this comment but I still haven't sorted out how I feel or what I want to say. I'm afraid if I start I'd have to write a book. So many political, international, social and economic issues...........