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Sunday, September 06, 2009

I am starting to wonder if the fingerhold I have on reality is starting to slip a little. I have a wonderful friend. She gets herself worked up about a lot of things that she should probably let go. I know we all do that but she makes it an art form. It is fascinating to watch. One of the things that would send her over the edge was stores asking you for your information when all you want to do is buy a hammer or something else pretty insignifagant. It upset her that everyone insisted they have that information or they could not sell you anything. In the begining I thought she was making a mountain out of a mole hill but now I am starting to agree with her. I don't want to end up cutting myself off from society alltogether but sometimes I think the conspiracy nuts have a point. I am tired of having to give out my address, phone number, name, rank and serial number to buy a pack of gum. I am tired of seeing cameras everywhere. It seems when the government introduced the Privacy Act, our privacy went out the window. It kinda drives me crazy that I have no control over who has my information. I have no control over who takes my pictures. It used to be I could run to the grocery store in my sweats and not worry about anyone seeing me. Not anymore. Our local grocery store has pictures posted everywhere of shoplifters taken from their survelliance cameras. Since I don't steal that doesn't bother me.What bothers me is the pictures of the people in the backgroung. The people who were minding their own business just picking up forgotten items in order to make dinner. They now have their picture plastered everywhere too. You use the bank machine, they take your picture. You drive a car through an interesection, they take your picture, you enter a store, they take your picture. Never with your permission. Who knows what they do with those pictures or that information? I am now getting phone solicitors calling me on my cell phone. Where did they get the number? I thought the privacy act prohibitted companys from giving out that information. Since I know I didn't give them the number, where did they get it? Since the phone bil is in my husband's name, I can't call them to ask about a charge on the bill. They cite the privacy act but they can sell or give away my information? Something is seriously wrong with this picture. I know I am starting to sound a little paranoid but I am starting to feel that way. I now make up names and use phone numbers from when I was a kid when I am asked for that information. So if you get a phone call asking for "Jim Shoe" or something equally bizzarre. I appologize. It was me.

9 comments:

Hoochie Mama said...

Hey girl stopping by to say hi!

Rainman said...

I couldn't agree with you more! Thanx for saying what I have been thinking!
It just seems like a waste of my breath at times, because it seems no one is listening! I'm glad I didn't need to leave my name and number and SS Number in order to post a comment!
Cause if that was the case, I wouldn't have!

Roaring girl said...

Love your blog! Keep it coming:)

nike said...

! Wow. . Well worth seeing

1: If a boy goes on a seven days, he would bring enough clothes for 5 days; if a girl goes on seven days, she'll pack 21 outfits.
2: girls hair before bed also.
3: Girls need to cry, and only you can hear them.
4: girls especially love a bargain.
5: girls like to shop, they think it is that they can control in this world only in the field.
6: Girls always ask the question with no correct answer, they want to make you into feeling guilty.
7: girls love to talk, make them uneasy silence. They use conversation to break the silence, even if nothing to say.
8: Girls need to feel better than them other girls.
9: Girls hate bugs. A spider or a wasp, even if the girls need strong willpower of a boy in the side.
10: girls can not keep a secret.
11: girls always go to public rest rooms, this is their chance to gossip.
12: girls will not refuse to answer any calls.
13: boys and girls will never understand why the love toys. Boys think that if girls have switches, they would not need toys.
14: girls think all beer is the same.
15: women's bathroom is usually the total stood three kinds of different shampoos. After a woman showers,Wedding Dresses Online Store, the bathroom will distribute the flavor of a tropical rain forest.
16: girls do not understand the appeal of sports. Men allows them to escape from the reality of things to find entertainment, girls from those who can remind them of how bad things look for entertainment.
17: girls are never wrong, an apology is a male responsibility.
18: girls know anything about cars, even if they drive.
19: the girls bathroom is very particular about.
20: girls love cats. Boys say they love cats, but when girls could not see, they kick cats.
21: girls like talking on the phone. A girl and her girlfriend for two weeks, she will give this girl a phone call, they will talk later on for three hours.
22: girls will dress up - shopping, water the plants, empty the garbage,cheap wedding dresses, answer the phone, read a book,color wedding dresses 2010, e-mail ... ...
23: On this issue do not want to be honest girls The answer - "how I look like?"
24: "Oh,? nothing." phrase in the dictionary meaning of girls and boys is completely different dictionary.
25: All girls will say they are overweight, but do not agree with them.
26: only girls know why, "guest towels" and "good china" is necessary.
27: Faced with speeding tickets, can pout girls from punishment, but boys will be detained.
28: boys and girls do not really care whether there is a sense of humor, even though they claim that a sense of humor is important.
29: girls in the front will spend hours dressing up, and then they go out and spend more time checking out other girls. Boys never notice girls watching other boys, while girls will always catch men checking out other girls.
30: The most embarrassing for girls **** in a formal to find another girl wearing the same clothes

nike said...

! Wow. . Well worth seeing

1: If a boy goes on a seven days, he would bring enough clothes for 5 days; if a girl goes on seven days, she'll pack 21 outfits.
2: girls hair before bed also.
3: Girls need to cry, and only you can hear them.
4: girls especially love a bargain.
5: girls like to shop, they think it is that they can control in this world only in the field.
6: Girls always ask the question with no correct answer, they want to make you into feeling guilty.
7: girls love to talk, make them uneasy silence. They use conversation to break the silence, even if nothing to say.
8: Girls need to feel better than them other girls.
9: Girls hate bugs. A spider or a wasp, even if the girls need strong willpower of a boy in the side.
10: girls can not keep a secret.
11: girls always go to public rest rooms, this is their chance to gossip.
12: girls will not refuse to answer any calls.
13: boys and girls will never understand why the love toys. Boys think that if girls have switches, they would not need toys.
14: girls think all beer is the same.
15: women's bathroom is usually the total stood three kinds of different shampoos. After a woman showers,Wedding Dresses Online Store, the bathroom will distribute the flavor of a tropical rain forest.
16: girls do not understand the appeal of sports. Men allows them to escape from the reality of things to find entertainment, girls from those who can remind them of how bad things look for entertainment.
17: girls are never wrong, an apology is a male responsibility.
18: girls know anything about cars, even if they drive.
19: the girls bathroom is very particular about.
20: girls love cats. Boys say they love cats, but when girls could not see, they kick cats.
21: girls like talking on the phone. A girl and her girlfriend for two weeks, she will give this girl a phone call, they will talk later on for three hours.
22: girls will dress up - shopping, water the plants, empty the garbage,cheap wedding dresses, answer the phone, read a book,color wedding dresses 2010, e-mail ... ...
23: On this issue do not want to be honest girls The answer - "how I look like?"
24: "Oh,? nothing." phrase in the dictionary meaning of girls and boys is completely different dictionary.
25: All girls will say they are overweight, but do not agree with them.
26: only girls know why, "guest towels" and "good china" is necessary.
27: Faced with speeding tickets, can pout girls from punishment, but boys will be detained.
28: boys and girls do not really care whether there is a sense of humor, even though they claim that a sense of humor is important.
29: girls in the front will spend hours dressing up, and then they go out and spend more time checking out other girls. Boys never notice girls watching other boys, while girls will always catch men checking out other girls.
30: The most embarrassing for girls **** in a formal to find another girl wearing the same clothes

WishfullChild said...

I have to agree with you completely. Specifically about the taking pictures of innocent people. When i walk into a local corner shop im instantly confronted by a camera in my face. I know its not there for me, its there for safety. There were cameras everywhere. I got my item and got to the counter and there was also some photos of sneaky people and what we should look out for. They werent pictures of wanted people, they were black and white photos of people using a cash machine and they were accused of being "sneaky". Now they probably were however what if it was some old man who couldnt quite see the screen. Violation of privscy.

:)

Pranjal K. - I,Writer said...

Living in India, this is no problem. Because I have rarely seen pictures of people in any mall or store...but about the phone calls...I have to agree!
But...I wanted to say this. Your blogs great. I like reading stuff lik this...wonderful!

Diane M. said...

Oh yeah, big brother has been here for a while, no one just seems to notice it much anymore. I also hate having to give out so much info all the time. I work in education, so before I do anything, it seems, I have to write down or recite my social security number! That's right- that's the number they're using to identify me at work. Which means loads of people who work with the red tape of the public schools (and there is a ton of red tape) all get to see my soc. *sigh* it's the price of working in the public sector.

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