Here lately, I have been devoting a lot of time and thought to the matter of Identity Theft. Surely a serious concern in our day and age, the loss of one’s personal information to someone who is less than trustworthy with it. It amazes me the attitude of some credit agencies and banking institutions concerning this important matter. It is stolen information, but you, the consumer, are responsible for it. To make matters even worse, they get their files hacked, and allow your personal information to be compromised and you are still held accountable for that too.
Something is not right when this is allowed to happen.
It has never happened to me, so I have never had to endure this long process of recovery, but I can assure you it is still on my mind a lot of the time. I am very stingy with my personal information because of it, to the extent of taking my mail to town to post, just in case.
Stepping outside my comfort zone … I wonder, if someone was to steal your information and assume your identity, why is it that you cannot just assume a totally new I.D.?
Now if that were the case that would certainly be a plus for me. Would they take down all those old pictures at the Post Office? Would I be able to get a totally new VISA/MasterCard with increased generous limits? While we are at it, I would like to be three inches taller, and someone, anyone, bring back my hair! (Those other physical improvements that no longer work will be discussed in a separate post on a date that is yet to be announced) Would my wife recognize me, would my dog allow me to reach down and pet him on top of his head?
Then there is the bright side, there is always a bright side, didn’t you know that? All those people who call you and want to solicit your vote, they will not have your new-you identity and your new-you telephone number. No more calls for storm windows and doors, carports on the front of your house, that guy is no longer around.
And because you live in you newly established new-you world, no pesky letters from Clearing House Sweepstakes. You are not a finalist anywhere on the planet, the old-you gets that stuff now, you as the new-you get nothing.
The I.R.S. cannot find you, you no longer exist, as the new-you just just kind of slipped thru the cracks as the politicians are so fond of describing the practice of corruption and theft in this country.
The bartender no longer will be able to give you your usual, as you as the new-you, are not all that familiar with him to begin with. All the old sad songs no longer apply in your new happy life, the sad songs and the down stuff on the radio and television is now for the old-you.
The new-you won’t be able to just leave love alone.
In the dark you will slide over to her side of the bed, you put your lips up to her ear and whisper sweet nothings to her and surround her with newly found energized affection and love. The heart in the new-you chest is beating hard and fast, the perspiration beads up in the temple of your new-you head and you sigh, long and hard, as you pull her body close to you.
She then says … “Knock it off, I am tired. I have to work tomorrow. Go to sleep.”
Which just goes to show you, “you can only take a totally new-you so far in this world” some things work for the betterment of man, and some things do not.
But what the hey?
It is always worth the shot.
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