Saturday, October 6, 2007

Is That a 9 or a g?

Am I the only one who gets just a bit nervous when posting a message or filling out some online form, and then at the end, you have to try to figure out those funky letters which are supposed to weed out "robots." I'm sure I spend waaaay too much time studying those odd looking letters or numbers, and hesitate just a bit too long when it's time to click the "next" button. What if I'm wrong---is that a "t" or a really tall "r"? And if I can't quite figure out if it's a 9 or a lower case "g," will I be sent directly to robot purgatory or added to some robot watch list?! When I do get it wrong, I feel just a little chastised as an entire set of NEW characters appears. Maybe some Big Brother robot is snickering, "Here, dummy, try these." I know it's not rocket science, but as I move my mouse to click "next," I can't help imagining the old robot from Lost in Space warning, "Danger Will Robinson. . . I think that was a 9!!"

7 comments:

calamitykim said...

I agree! I hate those little word scrambles! Why do they allow the robots to roam the internet is what I wanna know??!!!! I added your blog to my sidebar! I love your stuff!

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

LOL! I get out a pair of
"cheaters" to help me try to figure them out; we are too paranoid! I used to think when I filled those things out, "Am I s'posed to know this? Surely if you s'posed to post, then you're s'posed to know!" NOT.
Thinking of you fondly,
Blondie

Lorraine said...

That is sooo funny and so true!! I don't know how many times I've messed up my "code." hahaha

Dana said...

Thanks for adding me, Cathy ... I also look forward to seeing more of your work. Sorry ... I think I'm one of the ones with those goofy character strings. ;o) I struggle with them sometimes, too. Who leaves robots unattended to "crawl" the web anyhow? LOL!

Lana said...

LOL! I usually have to try two or three times before I get it correct.

Mica Garbarino said...

ha ha ha ha ha ha tis is sooo funny!!! I can't even read some of them.. very irritating!!

Mica

http://garboodles.typepad.com/

Lori said...

oh my gosh!!! so funny!!! i had a massive headache the last time i visited all my blogs in one day from those dang numbers and letters!!!