So, right here in Germany, there’s this “census survey” (or no matter it interprets to) that’s getting used to find out how many individuals live in Germany and the way they reside right here, work, and who they’re. It’s apparently particularly necessary for dorms… however I don’t see the purpose of them.
I imply, while you transfer some place else, you’ll should get registered on the registration workplace, the “Einwohnermeldeamt” (I’m mentioning the German phrases as a result of it’s laborious to translate these).
So, technically talking, the German state already is aware of who lives the place and what work they do or how they reside.
Regardless of that, although, now we have to fill out a survey… which is extremely pointless because it merely asks you what your identify is, while you’ve been born, the place you’ve been born, and the place you reside. It’s nothing else on there. Oh, it additionally asks for those who personal some other properties… however… we’re college college students in a dorm, so I doubt it. Furthermore, it’s all info that’s on my ID (aside from the latter, I suppose), so I don’t fairly see the purpose.
So, these surveys don’t take a variety of time however they’re nonetheless a problem. Why? Well,… you’ll be able to’t simply ship them in or one thing. Instead, you get an appointment the place a civil servant comes round – in particular person – and asks you questions – apparently.
The manner my mind works is that when somebody comes round like that, I must plan my day round that. I can’t depart the home or go for a bathe or purchase groceries or no matter if I’ve to be at dwelling throughout that point, in spite of everything!
Anyhow, the particular person got here fashionably late at 3:30 PM, rang at our door, took the survey query solutions, after which left. It was a matter of 1 minute. If she’s solely there to gather it, then why the fuck can’t we simply ship it in through mail?
Anyhow, that’s simply me complaining about this very odd relic of German forms. I could also be a bit of upset that they despatched somebody right here in particular person throughout a worldwide ongoing pandemic… solely to gather a letter once we may have simply despatched it in through mail. Oh properly,…
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