Names, Years & Passwords
That wonderful feeling of remembering your password! Or not...
We were recently on a trip overseas and beforehand I specifically went to the bank (I know, sort of archaic) and successfully changed my debit card password to one that I would never forget. You already know where this is going right? Well, halfway through the trip my husband says, "did you bring any cash along" I said no, but I have my debit card, I can get cash at this debit machine....so I proceed to use my debit card with my husband watching over me, and for the life of me I could not remember my password. I try another fool proof password, wrong. I know if I try again my card will be eaten by the cash machine alligator gods. My husband looks at me in that non-enduring husband way..."so, what happened, didn't you get any cash"? "No", I say in my WHATEVER mode, "why not" he says, I look a him and say "I can't remember my password"....(fortunately he always has cash so no worries, and we continued to have a wonderful trip).
Ok, so how many social media accounts do you have, facebook, twitter, google plus, instagram, snap chat? How many emails do you have, Hotmail, gmail, your own web site email? How many websites do you have or you own the name? Now, how many passwords do you actually remember or have written down?
I find by the time I finally figure out all the details of signing up for a new social media account and think of a password, it is already gone...I know I wrote it down somewhere, or put it in that special password app on my phone but if there is no record...now what??? When I see the option to "Sign in with Facebook" I am SO there!!! This has saved me many times.
What is your favorite way to remember passwords, either an app or a written style or possibly your memory?
PS. I still don't know my debit password
Trisa Katsikapes, Principal, at Trisa & Co. Interior Design, Port Angeles WA 98362