24 February 2009


One of the things that I do to pass the time and make a little extra cash is take surveys online. Sometimes I get lucky and am rewarded with a couple bucks, or I get points that when added up to a crazy sum, I can redeem for cash, or on a rare occasion I get a product in the mail to try and then report on. It's fun and easy and it makes me feel useful...sometimes.
Today though as I was filling out another survey, I was struck by the "profile" that I fit:

A 25-35 year old female homemaker with some college but no degree, non Latino/Hispanic, white/Caucasian mother of two with a total household of four, living in TX with a gross income of $25,000-$49,000, with no family member working in the advertising/marketing/newspaper market, whom does all the grocery shopping and uses a laptop/notebook computer device to access my wireless Internet and takes surveys 1-10 times per week.

Maybe I should get this printed on a card so that I can hand it to the few people that I talk to and then they can make a more determined observation of me. I mean on the surface it's really not that off the mark. It pretty much sums up my current status in an awkward but none-the-less shell. This information could also completely negate the small talk that follows after meeting a person and then I could dive into the real questions, "What antidepressant are you on?", "What does your husband think of your obsession with putting the dishes in the dishwasher the correct way?", "What is your preferred outlet: screaming, punching the walls, or running out of the house?", "When was the last time that you got 8 consecutive hours of sleep?", "What's your poison? Chocolate or tequila?" I might have stumbled onto something.


Jennifer W. said...

This is your best post yet. I love you.

Brooke said...

I LOVE it! I think we should all carry one around with us!

AutumnJade said...

Wow I love this! And the dishwasher thing...AMEN!

Oh and I got a hug from your dad yesterday and it made my day! You have a wonderful father!