Friday, March 18, 2011

What's A Girl To Do?



I've done it now.  I've fogotten the password to my online cell phone account.  There is nothing I dread more than walking in the cell phone store to work on phone problems, but I have no choice.  I need them to look up the password.  The guys behind the desk hate it too.  We have a long history, and most of it is not pretty.  It involves the shutting on and off of certain phones.  It happens when you have teens, but I won't go there.  If you have little ones, you'll experience it yourself some day, and I don't want to ruin it for you. :)  


And if you are thinking . . .  "Why doesn't she just call customer support?"


My answer is "Are you insane?"  


I'm not even going to attempt calling customer support, that's even worse.  Getting past the "press this option" buttons drives me nuts, and then I end up on "please hold" for 45 minutes.   When I finally get a real person, it's someone with a foreign accent and I can't understand a word they say because I don't hear very well over the phone!  We both end up saying "What . . . what was that??" for a good 5 minutes.  Then the phone dies and I have to recharge.


What was I talking about again??  Oh yea, remembering stuff.   (Ahem.)   I need to get a better password method, that's for dang sure.  I have so many now that I can't keep track of them all.  I think I'll remember, but I never do.  Just like when I put an object in a special place so that I remember where it's at.  I never remember the special place!


Any tips??  Do you have a password method I should know about?  


P.S.  I just now remembered that I had Book Club last night, even with reminder emails and a calendar reminder on my phone this morning!  (Agh.)  Sorry friends.  I was really looking forward to talking about The Distant Hours.  But I did remember my hair appointment . . . so I've got that goin' for me.

6 comments:

Laura said...

I have a few I use, but I tend to get them mixed up as well. Maybe you could do one that is the title of your favorite piece you've made for your shop (although I don't know how you could pick a favorite!)? My Mom used to have something funny for her password for some of her bills, something about $hungrysuckers or something like that. Ha! Maybe it could be the date of your first kiss with your hubby? Good luck.

Eunice said...

Tom put Password Safe on our computers. The only password you HAVE to remember is the one to get into the safe.

http://passwordsafe.sourceforge.net/

Sorry, I can't help you with the phone though. I'm sure there's some version of it for the phone.

Doug and Kristen said...

The book we read was "The House at Riverton". ha ha I guess you forgot that too ;) Great post! I just remembered a song practice that was supposed to be at 10 at about 11:30 this morning. Ooops!

Bethany @ Organic Enchilada said...

I have the same password for EVERYTHING. Kinda scary, actually.

How did Claire's audition go?

RaNae said...

I have a method for passwords, as of late, that has worked pretty well for me and my 50 year old, forgetful, brain. I have chosen a selection of numbers that I can't forget - associated with familiar things in my life and impressed firmly into my matter. Then whatever program I am using, I use the name of that program (facebook) followed by my familiar list of numbers. Every password is unique because of the name of the program, followed by my familiar, unforgetable numbers. So far this method has worked wonders for my ability to remember my passwords. To keep it really safe, I make sure my list of numbers is somewhat long to increase the security of the password.

I am enjoying your blog.

a friend from the past -

RaNae Smith Booth (Kent)

crystal b. said...

RaNae!!!! That is the perfect solution for me! And I so remember I slumber party at Suzy's right before or after she and Kent got married. Fun times. :) Thanks for the great tip.