There ain't no party like a census party, 'cause a census party "is statistically within the margin of error."
This week New Zealanders whipped out their pens and keyboards to complete paper or digital versions of the census form in the first such national snapshot sampling since 2006.
Kiwi "tweeps" bantered their way through the completion process on Twitter, questioning the questions and suggesting their own:
@brendonRS: Drinking chamomile & spiced apple tea, with honey to sweeten. Wondering if I should revise my answer to the age question.
@AnnaGConnell: Thanks to a Gmail chat search and Google maps I remember where I was living in March 2008. The census should be sponsored by Google.
@yakmoose: No one cares that you can speak klingon.
@damianchristie: Given that he's 16 months old, Harry has problems with basically all of these.
@radiomum: How can it take a census to discover my husband and I do not share the same religion?
@vaughndavis: Tip: Make sure you've stopped crying about the relationship status question before you start crying about the income question.
Trolled by a census form >.< ow.ly/i/1CSre— Emmanuel Turner (@stormrose) March 5, 2013
@guywilliamsguy: I actually don't know how much money I earn! ... I'll just write down "Shops at New World".
@Spudooli: Should have reminded all the staff to answer with "Whatever Dave tells me to do, when he tells me to do it."
@petrajane: There should be a census question about cheese. Our supermarkets are plagued with fridges full of Camembert because no one asks the real questions.
@alingham: Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar?
@WinstonAldworth: Census bosses can extrapolate favourite band with algorithm analysing place of birth, occupation, income, age and spouse's name.