A Motherlode Of Forgetfulness

| Related | May 23, 2014

(My mother’s laptop broke down. Now, she uses her iPhone to surf the net. However, she hasn’t been checking her email until one day when she has to email someone.)

Mum: “[My Name], can you help me email my friend?”

Me: “Sure. Pass me the phone.”

(I go to the app, but due to a long time of not being signed in, the account gets logged out.)

Me: “What’s your password?”

Mum: “I don’t know. Maybe [password].”

Me: “Nope, that’s not it.”

Mum: “Maybe [other password]?”

Me: “Nope.”

Mum: “Maybe it has a capital letter in front.”

Me: “Nope.”

(I click on the ‘forgot password’ option. The system then brings me to the secret question.)

Me: “Okay, what is your favourite food?”

Mum: “[Favourite food].”

Me: “Nope.”

Mum: “[Other favourite food].”

Me: “Nope. If you can’t remember, and I try the third time and it is wrong, you’re going to get locked out of your email forever. How can you forget your secret question? It’s a backup in case you forget your password!”

Mum: “I never had to remember my password because I don’t log out. I thought the secret question is stupid, so I just wrote something in! How am I supposed to know that I have to remember that?!”

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