This may be my one single biggest beef with how Calgary runs itself as a city.
Every single freaking year, I have people knocking at my door. Usually when I'm not home (surprise, surprise, Calgary, not everyone is rich enough to be able to afford a housewife). I've been cornered by these people when leaving in a hurry to make an appointment - sorry, I don't have time to once again tell you the same information year after year that I could trivially give to a website on my own time.
So instead they leave a note and ask that I call them back, which presumes that I have nothing better to do than try to find time during normal human waking hours in which to use a telephone to give information that once again, I could trivially give to a website.
It's such a tiny thing, and yet every year I've come to dread the annoyance. Mostly because it's so entirely unnecessary, but also I just can't fathom the wasted money on this exercise. Plus I just like to stand on principle occasionally.
30 years ago, it made sense that random people would knock at your door and weren't just harassing you. And that you'd set up your life to make phone calls to people all day long, because that was the only way to keep society functioning. So we all arranged our lives to accommodate this. But these days? Perhaps I'm a horrible person for shirking my civic responsibility, but fuck is it annoying that they persist in doing things this way. God forbid I was ever on vacation during census time. Whatever would they do?