Not among our close friends, but I have read blogs where people said, in all seriousness, that they found the American Census to be very invasive. If I recall, the US Census asked how many people lived at the house full time, what ethnicity they defined themselves as, and if they spent any of their other time at jail or some such. It took 5 minutes to fill out and mail.
If you are the kind of person who finds the US census invasive, NEVER move to Singapore.
I had the nice Census man show up on my door a few weeks back. Just as I was about to have lunch, for the record. I thought, okay, census…this will take maybe 5 minutes.
It took 25.
They asked the names of everyone in the house. Our birthdates. Our FIN (foreign identification number) numbers. What countries our passports were issued from. What countries we were born in. Our religious affiliations. Highest level of education. What our degrees are in. What Ravi did for work and for who. If I was planning to work. When I said no, I was asked to justify why not. How many hours a day our helper worked.
I was waiting for the blood sample request, but it never came.
Perspective….it’s a wonderful thing.
And yes, my lunch was warm (it had been cold) by the time it was all done.