Setting up passwords for luddite parents or fobby aunties can be tedious, especially when they tend to forget the old one.
“OH MY GOD! It logged me out! What should I do?” As my aunt cried desperately and started to freak out, I was summoned to come to the rescue.
Aunt: (freaking out) Damn it.
Me: (frustrated) Just reset the password.
Aunt: He asked me for the old password.
Me: (thinking) For weird reason, aunties always refer computers and any gadgets that give them trouble as “HE.”
Aunt: I forgot my old password.
Me: Click hint.
Aunt: (squinting her eyes and reading off the screen) Cat ear? What kinda hint is that?
Me: Something to do with your cat? Try Misty.
Aunt: (typing) It’s not working!
So we tried to come up with various combination of password – misty ear, misty fat, misty eats snacks, misty can’t hear, misty nip, misty is cute…and we still can’t get it right.
Aunt: (typing) This is not working at all.
(ding. She got it.)
Me: Oh My God. What did you type?
Aunt: I don’t know. I was just thinking that I took Misty in 5 years ago and he was 4 months old and 5 plus 4 equals 9 and your grandma came to Toronto in 2007, so 9 plus 2007 is 2016. So I typed misty 2016!
Wow…aunties and their weird logic…