There are so many reports of natural disasters. The news is filled with reports.
In light of the frequency of disaster, I’ve written this post.
Which will discuss the following questions;
1-Are You Prepared?
2-Do You Even Know What A “Go Bag is?”
3- How Far Do You Think I Can Run With A Heavy Backpack, Carrying My Sewing?
4-What Does Any Of This Have To Do With Signing In?
FEMA’S DisasterP preparedness Campaign Has lit a Fire under Me
FEMA’s disaster preparedness campaign, has lit a fire under me, which would, ironically, pose a disastrous threat to my safety, if taken literally. MY clothes igniting, as I run around screaming, “I’m on fire, I’m on fire! “Those flames under my backside have lit me on fire!” Just one pass too close to my drapes and the whole house could end up in flames.
Disturbing thought. I immediately copied FEMA’S readiness supply list and began creating our preparedness backpacks, the “go bags”. FEMA has disaster lists for every sort of disaster you can imagine, chemical leaks, tsunamis, earthquakes, terrorist attacks, maybe comeets hurling through space and landing right smack on earth…BAM?
Well after reading all the many dangers we could be exposed to, I decided that we’re going to be ready, seriously ready!.
Last night I ordered the first 2 items to go into our “go bags”, solar heat retaining compact sleeping bags, roughly the thickness of tin foil. I also ordered 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 a bit relieved. We won’t be cold and will have plenty of Band-Aids, should we get any scrapes or cuts fleeing [true, scrapes aren’t life threatening, but it feels nice to put one on a sore spot]s
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. We could have been warm, fed, watered and prepared for any minor cuts or scrapes, had it not been for Amazon. Maybe it’s not fair to pick on them, every other website seems to be taking this route, still…
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?Man search engines 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 how it went. To make a purchase I had to sign in. I forgot my user name. To sign in, I needed 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 our solar heat retaining sleeping bags, our red first aid kit, the weather Channel radio, reader glasses from the drugstore, emergency water and food bars guaranteed by the Coast Guard to be good for five years, a gadget utility knife, we also have jackets, shoes, flashlights, need I go on?