The firm I'm currently contracted to had a visit from Census Gestapo today. This firm own land with park homes on it, and they are in the process of building 12 more - of which only 6 have been completed so far. However all 12 addresses have been registered.
So CG turns up to speak to the boss, who's in the same office that I'm working in, because apparently some residents haven't filled in their census forms. The conversation goes something like this:
CG: "Nos 2, 3, 4, 8, 12 & 14 have not completed their census form."
Boss: "That's right, the buildings don't exist yet."
CG: "But they have to complete a census form, it's the law".
Boss: " Who has to? No-one lives there, there are no properties"
CG: "But the addresses appear on my register so they've had a form delivered"
Boss: " Delivered where? There's no letterbox, no front door nor even a wall or a building".
CG: "Well someone must have received the form".
At this point they both go out and argue the point on the concrete foundations where the park homes will exist in the future. Eventually CG goes away to consult further because the option; "house does not exist" doesn't appear on his form.
The Salmond and the Darling.
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