A long time ago (January?) I started a series of posts called 'Things I Don't Understand (But Wish I Did)' on another blog. It was meant to be an occasional series, and I must confess I have taken such liberties with it that I have not added to it since its inception in January (although there have been things, multitudes actually, and daily, that I have not understood).
So in an effort to address this terrible neglect I decided this morning to post the very next thing that mystified me, so here it is:
Not the easiest thing to read, is it? Sorry. I'll see if I can fix it.
Ok so apparently I can't fix it. Sorry about that (Alex help!).
Anyhoo, it's a survey that arrived today, one of those 'Tell us what it's like to live where you live, chump!' surveys. Now I love filling in a good survey, in fact I love filling in forms of all types (formgasmic), so imagine my delight when this giant 10-pager arrived.
I rattled through the pages, ticking boxes, strongly agreeing and mildly disagreeing everywhere. Then I got to the last two questions, above:
Question 42: How satisfied are you with the way democracy works in Australia?
Question 43: What is your favourite retail shop in your local area?
What the fuck? Seriously? Your thoughts on the effectiveness of Australia's political system, and oh, while we've got you, where do you buy your Tampax?
I'm guessing this is a State government effort.