Friday, May 1, 2009

Slightly offended

Tonight when I logged into one of my e-mail accounts (yes, I am one of those people, the ones who have multiple e-mail addresses and yes, I do use all of them) I was asked to pick two security questions in order to reset my password should I ever forget it. This doesn't bother me. Lots of places make you do this so its not a new thing for me. It makes sense, it helps prevent hacking (or so I assume), no big deal.

I was however slightly offended or put out or something that the first selections for BOTH questions had to do with being married and/or your wedding. The FIRST selections! I totally understand why you would include selections such as these for security questions. Hopefully you'd remember where you met your spouse or the last name of your maid of honor or best man, but what about those of us who aren't married? What about all the kids who will have to fill out these questions?

Yes, I realize this is something very trivial to be offended by, but I will admit it, I am offended. Not offended enough to send them a nasty message but still offended. At the very least they should change the sort order so the standard questions appear at the top and these questions appear further down in the list. Would I feel this way if I were married? That's a great question and I imagine the answer would still be yes. I don't, however, plan on ever getting married (of course since it's only legal to marry for me in a few states right now.....). I don't want or need for my relationship to be put on display like that just to prove to the world that we love and are committed to each other. Also, being the center of attention like that isn't my thing. Would I have a wedding if it was important for my partner? Absolutely if that's what she wanted and I was completely and utterly certain that she wasn't going to come home from work a few weeks later and tell me that she didn't "want this anymore."

I filled out their questions and no I didn't pick ones about my non-existent spouse or wedding. I hope I don't have to fill out these questions again or at least if I do have to fill them out that they appear in a different order. Maybe I'm just grumpy tonight. There's a good possibility that's true.

Also? My black cat, the one who is actually a decent hunter when need be, brought a dead mouse into the dining room tonight. It was still in the mouse trap. What a good hunter he is. I'm still wondering how I didn't hear him coming up from the basement through the cat door or up the stairs with the trap in his mouth. I didn't even notice it until he dropped it on the floor and it made a distinctly NON-cat toy like noise. Pets, you gotta love 'em!

So,, I didn't think about those before I started writing. get these.....Hey Mickey by Toni Basil. Get it? Hey Mickey? Mickey Mouse??? No?? Just me??

Oh Mickey, what a pity, you don't understand
You take me by the heart when you take me by the hand
Oh Mickey, you're so pretty, can't you understand
It's guys like you, Mickey
Ooh what you do Mickey, do Mickey
Don't break my heart, Mickey

I know, I know. These were a stretch....

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