I just received a questionnaire that Hawaiian Electric wants me to fill out. It is 12 pages long, 11 if you take away the cover page. Are they crazy? Hawaii is notorious for having low voter turn-out. The state has been called apathetic. They didn't even go out in droves to vote for President Obama despite the fact that he is Hawaii's own.
And yet... and yet Hawaiian Electric Company thinks everyone will eagerly take out this 11 page pamphlet and answer questions like: How many cfls do you have in every room of the house? How many tubular fluorescents do you have in each room of the house? What is the size of your water heater? How old is your refrigerator? What is the income level of your household? What is the square footage of your house?
I repeat, are they crazy?
Art just smiled and said, "Well, you just completed it."
I replied, "I also voted."
Do you know that in Hilo, the police actually arrested a census taker?
So I'm wondering how many of these surveys were sent out, how much it cost, how many they get back, what the information was worth and how many trees were destroyed to do this in a supposedly apathetic state.
Are they crazy?
POSTSCRIPT: Oops! I just read the part in the cover letter that said we were randomly chosen, so not everybody will get it. Gosh! I won something else! How do you like that?