Ennui is defined as a feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement. And in my case, it means that I haven’t been ‘into some sort of mischief’ for the past 24-48 hours. I had a free day today so I heeded a summons from my second oldest daughter and spent the morning working on her sprinkler system. Such was the grist of the day. Around noon, after making a Costco run with her and eating lunch at that epicurean center of modern cheap cuisine, I had to log into an internet site on my i-phone and deal with stuff. The security questions ticked me off:
What was the name of your first School. The correct answer was Thomas Alva Edison Elementary, Mesa, AZ. I started with Thomas Edison Elementary – WRONG; Edison Elementary; WRONG – Thomas Alva Edison Elementary; WRONG!
It got me thinking about more interesting security password questions like these:
What was the name of your first pet to be run over by a car?
In which city did you first make love? (make and model of the car optional for heightened security.)
What is your ex-wife’s current last name?
What was the name of your father’s favorite mistress?
In what year did you abandon your dreams and decide to ‘settle’?
I called the company and they told me that they’d been having problems with the website and we managed the mischief over the phone, but as I type, I’m still not sure what answer the website will accept once it is fixed.
Do any of you have thoughts on better security password questions?