Tuesday, February 16, 2010
How do we REMEMBER all of this???
When I arrived at the bathroom door, I froze.
What the hell is the combination to get into the bathroom???
I stood there for a moment, looking at the numbered buttons on the electronic door lock. I have put that combination in hundreds of times before, yet I completely blanked out.
So, I started walking back down the hall, in order to retreive the combo from my desk. But then, when I stopped 'thinking' about it, the combo came to me.
Yay! Now I can pee!
It's nice to know that I'm actually smart when I turn my brain off!
But really, aren't we asked to remember WAY too much?
This same thing has happened to me before while standing at the ATM. For the life of me, due to a momentary lapse I couldn't remember my PIN number!
And then there's the Password that I must enter in order to log into my work computer. Once logged in, I have 5 different passwords for the various software programs that I must use on a daily basis!
I try to make them all the same, but then inevitably, one of the programs will tell me that my 'password is about to expire.'
NO! Then I have to choose something else and completely complicate my life!!!
On top of that, I have a password to log in to my email, one for facebook, twitter, etc... Basically, every website I use!
Some require that i use a combination of a symbol, a capital letter, a number, etc.
I know it's all in the name of security, but why you gotta make my life so difficult???
*My gym locker combination*
*The password to access my voicemail on my phone*
*My social security number*
I'm like a damn Genius!
THANK BUDDHA that I don't have to remember anyone's phone numbers anymore. Thank you, phone technology!
Look...I had to call up RCN, my cable company, a few weeks ago to discuss an internet issue. When I called, the representative who answered the phone asked me for my password.
"Sir, your RCN password...so that I can access your account."
"Umm...do I even have one?"
"Yes, it should've been created when you signed up for service with us."
"That was 4 years ago! You expect me to remember that?"
"Sir, would you like me to reset it for you?"
"Sure. But I warn you...I will most likely forget this one too!"
Everyone needs a password these days!
At this point, I SOMEHOW manage to remember all of this. Hopefully, my memory will hold up as I get older!
Now, if you'll excuse me...I have to pee. WAIT, what's that combo again???