WELCOME TO MY WEEKEND …
On an originally pretty early Spring Saturday morning, I was just trying to keep up with my financial responsibilities and ensure that the bills were paid on time and nothing nefarious was happening to my bank accounts … you know, being a responsible citizen and adult.
Right off the bat, this supposedly helpful application is calling me a name… being insulted by a collection of 1’s and 0’s is not how I imagined my morning would go.
Root Cause analysis time – I see three possibilities here:
I CHOSE POORLY WHEN SETTING UP THE USER NAME …
Very possible, but this option involves the idea of my personal responsibility.
The possibility that my own actions or inactions are to blame, because I just did not think ahead or consider this possibility makes me seem inept and foolish.
Since this is not good for me – UNACCEPTABLE.
THIS COLLECTION OF ELECTRONIC DATA BYTES IS BAITING ME …
Again, very possible, and this feeds into my tendency to see conspiracy everywhere. Another plus to this theory is that I have no personal responsibility whatsoever in this matter. It’s that damned machine, or faulty programming, or a malevolent digital entity toying with us humans.
This one has promise – definite MAYBE ACCEPTABLE.
GOD IS SUBTLY SENDING ME A MESSAGE …
Possible and maybe likely, but not an attractive option, for two reasons.
First, I do not believe God works this way.
Second, I do not care for the implication, if it turns out that He does.
I would prefer to keep up the illusion that God thinks I am pretty cool – so, UNACCEPTABLE.
GIven my penchant for avoiding personal responsibility, the second option is most logical AND the most personally palatable …
With tongue firmly in cheek, trying to make my world seem okay again in the Heartland ….
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