I’ve got more shifts!

I’m now working every day except Sunday! It was fun, and not hard, and people were nice to me. Many were brusque, and ignored me, but I ignore people like me too, so I didn’t take that personally.

I was supposed to have a banner, but it was missing from my set-up, so I made a little sign, which looks pretty sad in this picture. It worked better in reality. And I just kept smiling and saying, “Hi! I’m here to answer your questions about the 2010 Census! Did you get your form,” etc. I actually helped a bunch of people fill theirs out, answered questions and felt generally useful.

I’ve been assigned to three locations. Today was Greenwich House on Barrow Street, next up is Our Lady of Pompeii on Carmine, and 149 Christopher … what’s that? Ah, another church, St. Veronica’s. They’ve got me bouncing around between these three for the next month!

Please note the forms on the desk. Those are the ones I have to fill out for every person helped. Most asked question: I couldn’t find a place to sign the form. Did I miss it, is there a place to sign the form? Answer: no.


Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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