The Inner Monologue of the Password Challenged


I know it has six letters… or is it five?

Is it one of those ones that has to have a capital letter? Or one of those ones that has to have a number? Or, god forbid, some hybrid monster password that has to have both?!?

Maybe I used one of the kid’s birthdays… which kid? Come to think of it, what are their birthdays?

Is it the same one I use for banking? That would be stupid. Am sure I read something about fools that use the same password for everything. Wouldn’t want to be one of those. Better to be an idiot that can’t get into any of her accounts!

Wait… it’s coming to me. I can feel it sloshing around in the left side of my brain. Or is that just the beginning of a stress-induced headache?

Just pick something! Maybe add a capital letter and a number to that banking password…

Damn it! Tried too many times. The website has identified me as a hacker or an identity thief. Am I offended or flattered? Would a professional internet criminal fail five times in a row? OMG… I am officially too inept for a life of crime… there goes another career option.

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4 thoughts

    1. Yep… you caught me. I excel at Mindreading. If you want to avoid having me endlessly accessing your innermost thoughts, may I recommend getting some password protection? It will definitely lock me out!


  1. And then, when you call to explain that you are locked out, the “security specialist” is on maternity leave and no one knows who knows how to unlock your account. My favorite it when I don’t remember my ID either.


    1. Ah yes… the dreaded PIN and Password combination. In those cases, I find it easier to simply open a new account using one of the kid’s information…. it explains why my 10 year old can order online from so many shoe stores!


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