I’ve found myself in some fucked up labor force survey, and now every month someone calls me to ask specific questions about rent, expenses, how many hours I worked, what I do. Jesus! Tonight I found myself lying. I had to make up all these false totals for renting a car because I told the woman I was travelling alone in August of 08 when in reality I flew there and was met by someone and driven to a variety of destinations.
Q: And when you arrived in Nelson, BC did you rent a car?
A: Yah, I rented a car.
Q: What was the total of the car rental.
A: It was 300. No, it was 150 dollars.
Q: What was the total for gas.
A: I dunno. 50.00.
(then I just wanted to get off the phone)
Q: Did you spend money on groceries?
Q: Attend a performance?
Q: Attend or participate in a cultural event?
Q: Did you enter a provincial park?
Q: Purchase any memberships?
Q: What would you say the main activities of your stay in Nelson, BC were?
A: To take Sasquatch photographs and watch Nazi documentaries in my hotel. BY MYSELF!
I’ll report back next month.