We had someone the other day (our niece) so maybe she had answered all the questions she knew beforehand as only asked about DOB, work and when married, but she did make me laugh when I asked her about our sister in law who is a bit like the queen and seems to have two birthdays. My niece told me if someone cannot remember their DOB just put the 01/01 and then the year they were born if they know there age
Hi all, think we were actually the first in Lakones to be 'done'! That was on Monday 'teatime'! The two young ladies were with us for half an hour at most and both spoke a good amount of English, although we, as usual, attempted to torture them with our bad Greek! Think they are popping back for coffee and a look at our piccies when time allows!!!
Message posted by janmanessi on 25 May 2011 at 10:50pm - IP Logged
Really was not a problem Jan. Although the census forms could be filled in and sent off or completed online. There was also the option of obtaining the forms in other languages as with most official documents in the UK now.
Message posted by Graham T-A on 25 May 2011 at 11:43pm - IP Logged
Thats correct Elliemay. The form was available in Greek. I noticed the option when I did mine online. It's also going to more accurate as everyone fills it in, not just a few who happen to be in when they call.
Message posted by Lavinia on 26 May 2011 at 12:57am - IP Logged
A delightful young man arrived on my doorstep yesterday evening asking where my neighbour's house was to do the census. Our house was not on his list at all and he was very surprised to find me at home, he just saw me outside and asked about our neighbours! Our house was the first one built in this area in the early 1980s and is still known locally as "the doctor's house" even though my late husband (a surgeon) died nearly 25 years ago. Our house is quite well known to the locals and I think the fact that information is not up to date may cause problems, or people falling through the net.
It took less than five minutes to answer the very simple questions - hardly an ordeal... I then discovered he spoke very good English as after we had completed the census in Greek he conversed at length with my British brother who is staying with me at the moment and who speaks not a word of Greek.
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