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It talks back to me: “sorry, the user name or password is wrong.”   images-1       The computerized message then offers me the option of changing the password, leaving me to have yet another password to remember in place of the one I just forgot. What genius figured out that if I can’t remember the password I already have I’ll surely remember its replacement? I tremble and quake at the thought of being asked for my password for anything. What if I can’t remember? What if I say the wrong one? What if I’m not who I think I am?

Does the government have a secret list of Password Irresponsible People known in the trade as “PIPs?” If they do I am surely on it. At the head of the list, in fact.

Unknown   The computer insists on requiring passwords for everything signed into. And the pundits warn not to use the same password for everything requiring a password. That means one password for the computer, one for my account on the computer. Another password for the iphone and yet another for the phone company. That is, one for the phone company if you call with a question, and another if you have an on line question. What do they do when they receive snail mail?

From the the day I bought my computer my password list grew longer than the number of people in my phone book. Even longer than the space allotted for names starting with “s.” I’m not happy with the realization that I now have more passwords than friends. Even more passwords than relatives. As for friendly relatives the numbers are even more frightening.

Will the experts please hurry with eye ball recognition technology and eliminate the use of passwords completely? What a joy it will be on that happy day, when my password book and overworked memory will have a rest.

And finally I will be able to focus my attention on the task of remembering people’s names!       Unknown-2

Comments on: "I HATE THE WORD “PASSWORD.”" (48)

  1. fransiweinstein said:

    Lol! Love this post. I just had to change all my passwords because a magazine I subscribe to was hacked. I wanted to scream. I have a list of them — if I didn’t I’d never remember them all. Life used to be so much simpler.

  2. I agree! I have so many passwords I have to keep a private book of them and I should probably have a password to open the book! Eeeeek! Overwhelming stuff and I love your post. Eye recognition sounds like a great idea.

  3. Between the computer at work and mine at home, I have a bazillion passwords to keep track of. Like you, Ronnie, I freeze when asked for my password. Requiring you to mix letters and numbers is psychological torture. I can’t even remember what I had for breakfast this morning … Argh!

  4. Once a password is stored in my computer’s memory, it seems to leave mine. If I’m on a different computer and try to log into my email or bank account, I freeze at the sight of that blank password box — similar to my reaction the moment I realize I’ve just locked the keys in the car.

  5. Whatsamattayou, Ronnie ? I can remember everything perfectly (for about 2 minutes). Passwords !!! I’m like the guy above. I use the same one for everything except my bank account and credit card accounts. Life is soooo much simpler that way.

  6. I hear ya! Craziness. I would be ok with a fingerprint sign-in for everything! Nothing to remember! 🙂

  7. I want that button!

  8. Have to share this – just have to remember all the different passwords though – so may take some time.

  9. Sometimes I think it would be nice to go back to simpler times when Password was simply a gameshow.

  10. Love the post. between work and home my list grows. I forgot one for the Hospital log-in. I hate that I have to call to get it reset.

  11. I don’t pay any attention to the experts. I have one password I’ve used since 2000 for practically everything I need to have a password for, with the exception of very important online accounts (like my blog) or sites that dictate what kind of password you must have… and for those, I merely use a more complex variation of my old familiar. I’m not about to try and remember a billion different passwords… anyone who hacks into one of my accounts is going to be disappointed with what they get anyway,,,,

  12. I hear ya! I hate all the passwords. I keep a small notebook in my desk drawer with them- so there they are if anyone breaks in to the house– but still find that they often don’t work. My fingers are too clumsy when I have to retype them on my Ipad or I phone too. Yes, eyeball recognition, fingerprint reading, or maybe none at all! As it seems everyone knows everything anyway. Great post.

  13. Oh dear, I need to keep a wee list, what if someone steals my list!? and even if you put in the right one its says no.. sorry you are an imposter .. eeeeeeeeeeee.. shutting you down!.. sigh.. c

    On Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 4:32 PM, morristownmemos wrote:

    > morristownmemos by Ronnie Hammer posted: “It talks back to me: “sorry, > the user name or password is wrong.” The computerized message then > offers me the option of changing the password, leaving me to have yet > another password to remember in place of the one I just forgot. What genius > figu”

  14. I hate passwords too. They are evil. I came up with a really great way to have a bunch of them. I bought a safe and put it in the closet of my home office. Then I wrote down every password for every website I visit on a notepad and locked it in the safe.

    If only I could remember the combination to the safe…

  15. Me too!! I do the same exact thing! 🙂

  16. I love this post and I am so glad I didn’t have to enter any password in order to read it.

  17. WHat if you have a husband who remembers fewer passwords than you do?
    I come up blank with that question. At least I can comment on your blogs without a password—-so far.

  18. Loves this post, it resonated with me!! I forgot my Apple ID for two years and I just resolved it now!

  19. Reblogged this on Year 'Round Thanksgiving Project and commented:
    Oh how I understand this. Sigh

  20. It is getting crazy. Now they recommend using upper and lower case, numbers, and symbols. Makes me wish I was Rain Man!

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