I don't really talk about my job here on the blog.
But in my day life, I work for a software company. We design agricultural accounting software for grain elevators, fertilizer & seed dealers, and all the other good mom & pop ag stores we can find throughout the nation. In the software world, we are serious business.
At this company, I specialize in Accounting - mainly Inventory related Accounting. Inventory is my baby. I love me some serious product movement.
Anyway, in my line of work I'm on the phone a lot. I'm a problem solver and critical thinker. Our customers call our support line, when they need help. When they have ran into an "issue" and they need a way out. That's what I do - I help.
Often times to help our customers we connect to their computer through the internet and log in and out of different programs & screens. So it's very often that we may need to ask our customers to share their password with us for this one particular call.
You know it's a very good day for me, when I get on a conference call with 3 people & I ask our customer their password. I wonder why they are not just coming out with it and why they seem a bit stand offish to share their password. I think, are they afraid of security breeches? What's going on here?
Come to find out - this customer (a high management employee at a very large company) has the password of MonkeyFart. Yes I said that correctly - MonkeyFart with a capital M on Monkey & capital F on Fart. This is epic - no legendary (if you are a big How I Met Your Mother fan). So - there my co-workers and I set with wide eyes in our office looking at each other across the table - trying not to die in hysterics - knowing our customer is also mortified that they shared this information with us, not once but repeated it multiple times with proper spelling.
So - go forth today with the thought - some day you may share your password - would you be embarrassed to share it on a conference call with 3 other people?