Friday, July 13, 2012

Pass the Word

The idea for this post entered my mind while I was watching "The Vow" starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum. In that film which was based on real life events, Paige suffers from selective amnesia after a horrific vehicular accident.


She was unable to remember the married part of her life so basically her husband of 2 years was a complete stranger. As I watched that segment, a particular thought struck my mind. What if that happened to me (*knocks on wood*), how would I be able to continue my online activities if I don't recall any of my passwords?


Yes I know it sounds pretty trivial and come to think of it, quite funny. Of all the things I could forget, my inability to recall my passwords was the most troubling for me. A huge part of my day is spent online. I use the Internet for work, entertainment and everything else in between.


In order to avoid such a terrible scenario, I took out my notebook to list down all the vital URLs I access on a daily basis along with their respective passwords. After I had filled out almost 3 whole pages, I felt much better.


While I was at it, I also listed down all the important telephone/cellphone numbers on a piece of paper and 'pasted' it on the ref. The other day, my cellphone battery conked out just as I was about to call D to run an errand for me. To my utter dismay, I realized I didn't know his cellphone number by heart. Ergo, now I just need to reference the fridge for his number.


I suggest you all do the same because nowadays we tend to become overtly dependent on our electronic gadgets to function well.

4 comments:

Kayni said...

Ikaw naman...That's not going to happen to you. Although in my experience, fear is irrational. I have fears that sometimes I have no clue where they're coming from. I do keep a notebook of important people and websites I frequent. In my bag, I also carry a paper that contains all my medication in case I pass out and I need to be taken to the ER. Having a vial of L.I.F.E. is very helpful.

Photo Cache said...

I too keep a list of the urls I visit. One time kasi my computer crashed and I couldn't access the blogs I read.

I must watch that movie.

Daphn3 LaurA said...

Well Kayni it is better to be prepared just in case. But sure next time, I too will carry a vial of L.I.F.E! Thanks for the tip. :D

Daphn3 LaurA said...

Actually Photo Cache, computer crashing is one of the worst experiences I've ever felt in my entire life. You feel like your life is over! LOL