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Thursday, August 09, 2007

I flunked the survey

A lady from the National Survey On Drug Use and Health was just here. (Background here and here.)

The other survey taker must have told her I was afraid because the first words out of her mouth were, "don't be afraid." I wasn't afraid. But, instead of launching a discussion on my thoughts on privacy and security, and to save time, I just said, okay!

As it turns out, I am not someone they want in their survey results. These factors combined put me out of the running:

  • White
  • Female
  • Age 50
  • Non-Hispanic
  • Non-American Indian

So, no $30 for me. Which is fine as it only took about a minute to answer those questions, upload them to some server far away, and get the answer back.

Posted by Marie at August 9, 2007 8:00 PM


Dang, looks like you were a y-chromosme short of being completely obsolete...

Posted by: Ben at August 9, 2007 11:04 PM

You should have studied harder.

Posted by: Dave at August 10, 2007 12:26 AM

Huh. I would've figured that with a random sample, they'd be screening less. I guess they're doing an oversample of a particular population. Sorry for being such a drama queen!

Posted by: greg claxton at August 10, 2007 8:22 AM