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.


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