Am I the only one who, when you comment on someone's blog, hates those little boxes that want you to prove that you're not a robot? You know the ones I'm talking about - where you have to type in the letters.
First ... they're not real words and for someone who dabbles in words this is rather disconcerting.
Two ... they’re written in a font that must have ‘blurry’ in its name. I spend half the time trying to figure out if that’s an 'n' or an 'r' followed by an 'i' and if the word ends with a letter or a number. (Are numbers allowed?)
Three … I get a message saying I’ve typed it in wrong. So? Can’t they see that the chances of a robot getting it even half right are pretty slim and just realise I’m human – at least some of the time – and let it go?
Four ... I hope my blog doesn't have this function. If it does, please let me know and I'll spend a couple of hours searching around in the blogger files that are never under what you expect them to be under and see if I can remove it. Or I could ask one of my sons. They could probably do it with their eyes shut.
Five ... my glasses (as in spectacles) are ready. I saw the optometrist last week after swallowing a hefty dose of denial and self-pride and yes my eyes have deteriorated due to ahem age-related factors. So I chose a pair of frames (whatever induced me to choose green ones I’ll never know – even if I did keep coming back to that pair – I just know that I'm going to hate them) and I'll pick them up tomorrow. Perhaps then I'll be able to make out the words on the printed page - and computer screen - rather than seeing this:
sdfg now vsalkn fgil ggmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm