- 1-Are You Prepared?
2- How Far Do You Think I Can Run With A Heavy Backpack On, Carrying My Sewing Machine?
3-What Does This Have To Do With Signing In?
FEMA’s disaster preparedness campaign, has lit a fire under me [which would, ironically, pose a disastrous threat to my safety, if taken literally.] Clothes igniting, as I run around screaming, “I’m on fire, I’m on fire!” Those flames under my backside have lit a fire.” Just one pass too close to my drapes and the whole house could end up in flames.
Disturbing. I immediately copied FEMA’S readiness supply list for our backpacks, the “go bags” . FEMA has disaster lists for every sort of disaster you can imagine. We’re going to be ready, seriously ready!.
Last night I ordered the first 2 items to go in our backpacks, solar heat retaining, compact sleeping bags roughly the thickness of tin foil and a really cool red first-aid kit. That red color made me feel like a paramedic. With these first 2 items placed carefully in our empty backpacks, I already felt relieved. We won’t be cold and will have plenty band-aids, should we get any scrapes or cuts fleeing. Although not life it feels nice to put on itlife feels nice.itlife feels nice to put on life it feels nice.
However, we could have been even more prepared, able to add four items to our packs, instead of 2. Food and water would have been pretty good things to have if disaster struck. Food and water would have been pretty good things to have if disaster struck. We could have been warm, fed, watered warm, fed, wateredwarm, fed, watered warm, fed, watered and prepared for any minor cuts or scrapes, had it not been for Amazon.
Yesterday night, I found that they refused to allow me to purchase anything until I signed in. [I hate signing in anywhere. Now I find I have to sign in to just to buy something, as a customer? When did this start?] Sure I could have gotten it elsewhere. But that’s not the point. The point is if I’m willing to fill out the address forms and enter my credit card numbers all by myself, how can they insist I’m not allowed? If this is a supposed security measure, how secure is it to let them store all of my information and credit card numbers anyway?
Here’s what happened.how it went. To make a purchase I had to sign in. I forgot my user name. To sign in, I needed the to know which old email address was used to create the account. I have forgotten it.
Do you see a problem developing? It stated “need help signing in?” I needed help, so I clicked the Help button, [ I’m using the term help loosely]. I expected to be sent my forgotten username via phone call, text or security questions. Instead I was directed to a page that, you guessed it, required you to sign in to receive help. This is how they provide help for sign in problems, making you sign in? Last time I checked, the problem people have with signing in is that they can’t sign in. Do you need help? Sign in first. Have they lost their minds?
My point? I couldn’t make a purchase. Now correct me if I’m wrong, maybe I missed the memo, but isn’t the purpose of an online business to make sales? Why would they make it so difficult and inconvenient for their customers to buy anything?
Even Google Chrome wants you to sign in, sign in for a browser? Enough of this craziness.
I’m a whiner, I know. On my Face book post yesterday, I voiced my dislike of the spell check program that came with my computer. Is there a pattern forming here?
As you can see I’m ready now, We have the weather Channel radio first aid kits reader glasses been the drugstore kiss my break food bars guaranteed by the Coast Guard for five years a gadget utility knife then we also have jackets shoes water flashlights need I go on?