Sunday, May 29, 2011
No options for railway modellers
Like many people online, I'm signed up with YouGov, the survey organisation that regularly turns up in the news. We take part in the surveys partly to help form policy and better inform those in power but mostly because we might get enough points by filling the things in to get a little bit of money.
Anyway, here is a recent survey question. They want to know how I spend my free time. Sadly I can draw of paint, visit pubs or bars, even try embroidery but is there a tick box for "play trains" or "engage in finescale model making" ? No.
There also aren't options for boat building of fixing aged automobiles. In fact the list of options is laughable.
And that dear reader is why we get so little representation. Government simply doesn't know we exist. I say it is time for us to rise up from our workbenches, gather the sharper tools in our collections, and march on Parliament !