i honestly don't know what to say
I’m just now getting around to setting up trash service. (I know, I know. Shhh!) As I printed and filled out the application, I remembered why I didn’t deal with it at the time. For one, there is NO WHERE that says what to do with the application once it’s filled out. Mail it? Fax it? To what address or what fax number? I searched the website thoroughly, but only found a contact number for questions regarding sanitation service. Bleh, I *HATE* making phone calls! But I guess I will do it. Just so we stop illegally dumping our trash in various dumpsters we spot in our daily trekking.
The other reason I didn’t fill it out at the time was because of one section of the application. I hope you can read it okay… I honestly don’t know what to mark in response.
Actually I’m almost offended. In order to make sure they’re not discriminating, they’re going to try their hardest to find out my race? And if I don’t tell them they’re going to spy on us and guess by my skin color and last name? And what do you do if – gasp – you’re mixed race?? (Like we are. And our ethnic last name does not reflect our skin color.) I’m leaving it blank and letting them figure it out.
4 thoughts on “i honestly don't know what to say”
I say circle a couple of them, and even through in some that don’t apply for a good measure. I do that when I get annoyed with stuff like that. I have Cherokee and Portuguese in me, but I don’t look it. So, I have circled Native American before. I figure if they are going to ask silly questions then I have all right to pull out all the “random bits of ancestry” in me.
Why would you need to have a racial origins thing when it’s just a trash service? It’s almost as if they want to know so they can discriminate against people – otherwise they wouldn’t try so hard to find out what you are. Is there some big taboo with what certain races throw out? I mean, c’mon… seriously?
I totally agree, Sopeak!
Okay … I live in Chicago, so take this for what it’s worth. Every time there’s a suggestion or a concern about service cuts (e.g. transportation), there’s an analysis done to ensure that the cuts aren’t being made on the basis of racial/ethnic groups. It might be some sort of self-protection on the city (or whoever the provider is) to show that Hey! We’re not discriminating!
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