Just one random Yorkshire village in Spring. For a few glorious weeks a scene of yellow. The Daffodils take over.
Much needed lift to the soul.
Do you remember the simpler, less connected days. Days when all you needed to be fully connected was a pen and a piece of paper. Now Device X needs to confirm that you are really you by talking to Device Y and only then will Device Z do what you asked Device X to do. That’s fine as long as Device Y is working. In my case Device Y is a mobile phone. But for the last two weeks our mobile signal has been off due to network issues. So when Device X messages Device Y, it misses. So Device Y can’t confirm identity to Device Z, so Nothing Happens.
Perfect timing as the Debit Card rules have changed apparently. Now virtually every online transaction I try to make requires Device X to confirm to Device ……. You get the picture. This means every transaction ends up with me on the phone to the bank listening to customer care recorded music.
All apart from Amazon which still doesn’t need Device X to…. So Amazon is getting a shedload of business from me.
Well today I tried to pay a home oil bill and guess what Device X needed to talk to …… So I was on the phone to the bank again. After listening to 50 minutes of badly recorded Euro Pop someone finally picked up the phone. Utterly spookily randomly bizarrely the person on the other end was someone I was at Uni with. I hadn’t spoken to her in over 30 years. Speaking to someone sat in a different country who was sorting out by bank card, who once cut my hair. Cut it badly, I can’t remember why she ended up cutting my hair. Maybe it was because I looked seriously uncool, looking like Shaggy from Scoobydoo after he had put his head in the tumble dryer for 30 minutes. After the haircut I ended up with another Scooby Doo haircut, this time Thelma’s.
This all goes to show that I actually don’t need Device Y to be truly connected.