I’m all for internet security. God knows I get enough Facebook Friend requests from military widowers to justify NSA-level precautions on that site. I only download FB’s Messenger app when I travel because literally 99% of my messages are from strangers in Eastern Europe and read something like this: “Hello to you. I see your picture and you pretty. How be you today?”
However, even given that there’s an absolutely need for the highest level of security on the Internet in general, I’ve come to despise those “Select all the images with (road signs, street lights, cars, etc.).” You know, these…
Because I NEVER get them right, even when verifying for my own website through Wix. Like the picture below, where you have to click each square where there’s a car. This was my inner dialogue when I had to deal with this verification nightmare: There’s a little bit of the white car’s wheels in one box. Just a little, though. Does that count? You know what, I think it does, I’ll click it. Wait, it doesn’t count? You’re making me do another round of this? And another and another? NO!!!
These are so hard for me to that if I nail one on the first round I practically burst into tears.
And where are these photos shot? Are they in real countries? What language is this? Where are these streets? I must know!!!
The location below looks like an interesting spot. I might want to visit it sometime. BUT I DON’T KNOW WHERE IT IS!!!
Sometimes you run into a sign that’s in English but doesn’t look like it’s from any English-speaking country you know of. But another storefront sign in the same panel will be in a different, undecipherable language. It’s like an evil, torturous psychology test.
And who are the people shooting this pictures? Was this their career goal? Did someone clutch their photography degree and then announce to their parents, “Thanks for spending a fortune putting me through college. I’m off to unrecognizable countries to take photos of signs, roads, cars, and storefronts!”
Looking at the image above, with signs I’ve never seen in any country in my entire life, I’ve come to believe there’s a parallel universe that only exists to be photographed for verification purposes. The citizens of this universe are all robots and every time we click that we aren’t one, they laugh and say to each other, “Ha ha, not yet you’re not.”
Today, when I go about my internet day, I pray that the only verification request I get is one of ones where you just have to add one plus two.
Easy pease, it equals three. Wait, that’s WRONG?! I’m not verified? I have to go through this again? And again and again??!
Readers, am I alone in having these pictures drive me nuts? Where do you think they were taken? Any guesses? Have you ever gone, “Wait, I’ve been there!”?