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A question you have to answer to join the local library. I guess if you answer "gypsy/traveller" they don't let you take books out.
29th Sep 2007, 20:29   | tags:,,,

JokerXL says:

Why the hell would they need to know that lot??

29th Sep 2007, 20:58

they don't need to know, you're not obliged to answer, and where the hell is the box for Jedi Knight?

29th Sep 2007, 22:00

Dhamaka says:

I usually put 'none of your business' on questionnaires like that. So far nobody has responded

29th Sep 2007, 23:23

Sprocket says:

"Why did you come and join today?"

I'd put a line through everything else and answer "because I want to get a foofin book out you numpty"

30th Sep 2007, 00:01

silar31 says:

I'd like to know in what universe Chinese isn't Asian?

Also, Sprocket's comment is made of win. ;)

30th Sep 2007, 00:13

Caine says:

Oh for pity's sake. Pure nosiness to no point. In the past, when confronted with such idiocy, I have written in my standard race descriptor a time or two:

Dutch-Scottish-Croation-English-with tiny bits of Greek-Russian freckled melanin-impaired, ginger-haired Leftpondian.

30th Sep 2007, 00:35

Rick says:

I always just put down 'any other ethnic group' just to keep outside the box. Why are they lookin' for such a narrow slice of genes anyway?

30th Sep 2007, 19:25

540air says:

The funniest/stupidest part of this was when they asked the question initially, it was aimed at daughter number two, who is nine years old!!

Sprocket - Priceless!! :) Best I could come up with was "Why did you come and join today?" "Because I wanted to answer questions that have nothing to do with book borrowing".

Mandy - We get a different kind of traveller/gypsy here. Mostly Irish and troublemaking.

hobo - I'll ask them next time I go in.

silar - That's one of those quirky British things. Generally over here, if you are referred to as Asian, it means to be of Indian or Pakistani origin. I've no idea why we do it that way, but we do :)

Rick - I put "any other" as my answer, but I'm liking "Dutch-Scottish-Croation-English-with tiny bits of Greek-Russian freckled melanin-impaired, ginger-haired Leftpondian". C, that's brilliant :)

Joker - It's the usual "have to know everything" brigade I guess.

D - Nice one, it always works doesn't it? :)

1st Oct 2007, 17:41

swamprose says:

so did she get a book out after this educational moment?

1st Oct 2007, 22:39

540air says:

Yes, she got a book about Florence Nightingale for a school project she was doing.

2nd Oct 2007, 15:40

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