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It Was All So Simple

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 02-17-2000 09:11 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

It Was All So Simple

it was all so simple back then
you picked up the telephone
and the operator asked for a number
then asked how the children were
and if the little one got over the flu

you had all the numbers memorized
in your head
of all your family and friends -
all those four digit numbers

then the numbers turned to seven
then to eleven

your a fool if you didn't memorize
your social security number
and it helped to know your bank account number, also
and your license plate number

you had to memorize your ATM pin number
and always keep your driver's license number
and your health insurance policy number handy
at all times

then you had to know your associate's fax numbers
and their cell phone numbers
then you had to know their e-mail addresses
and make sure you put these on your buddy list,
your data base and your on-line address book
you had to know their web site addresses
and of course their ICQ numbers

your calling card number and its pin
the pin to your debit card
your password to get on line
your password to your personal filing cabinet
your screen name and password to that chat room
your other screen name and password to that forum
and to all the forums, chat rooms
and personal dating services you signed up for

and if you forget any of the above numbers,
screen names, pins, or passwords
you MUST remember your mother's maiden name
or maybe your dog's nickname
or some other fact that only you know

this is progress
this is simplification
this is organization

and this is driving me insane

Elizabeth Santos



[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 02-17-2000).]
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WhtDove
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1 posted 02-17-2000 09:17 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

LOL~ Take heart Liz, that's why we have computers to write all these things down on, and then file the discs that they're saved on and...hahaha... old fashioned pen and paper and a book will do!  Don't ya just love technology?  hehe    Good one!

 <*\\\><

There's only two ways you can go...
One way you can save your riches,
And the other will save your soul.
Rich Mullins
Marilyn
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2 posted 02-17-2000 09:17 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Insane? beat you too it Liz. There is an extra bed in my room at the stute, wanna vacation? (Just remember it is difficult to break out but the bar nights are fun!!...lol)
Martie
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3 posted 02-17-2000 09:28 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Liz you sweety, you made me laugh.  Thank you!
Seymour Tabin
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4 posted 02-17-2000 09:34 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
So true, so true, If you don't laugh you will
cry. You did an excellent job. I really enjoyed this. Love Sy
Wizzard
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5 posted 02-17-2000 09:44 PM       View Profile for Wizzard   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Wizzard

Calling card`s,fax numbers,pin numbers.....Dang,where does it end?
I once read that we were going to do away with all of the numbers as well as money as we know it today.
Im hoping that all I had read would never happen,but it look`s like that will be one for today`s generation.
Still a bit scary to me.
This is one for me to give alot of thought to.
Thank you Liz(I hope you don`t mind me addressing you by your first name?
Once again,Thank you

 Today is the first day of the rest of my life.
And the begining of a new one.

Marge Tindal
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6 posted 02-17-2000 10:14 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Elizabeth, my friend~
You are a genius !
I think it's a little like driving
a stick-shift ...
when an automatic is available !

Shucks, I think my high school
math teacher is deceased ...
how she would have delighted in
seeing me struggle with all those numbers!
MS. BETTY FOARD-wherever you are
I hear you laughing !

Great free-verse
with a purpose !
~*Marge*~


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Denise
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7 posted 02-17-2000 10:15 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Wow! This is wonderful, Elizabeth! Very clever writing!!            

Denise
Nan
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8 posted 02-17-2000 10:21 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

LOL - I remember when my house didn't even have a number.... and when my mother accidentally dropped her shopping list into the outgoing mail at the post office and found it in the mailbox at home the next day...
ESP
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9 posted 04-28-2000 05:43 AM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

Enjoyed this one thoroughly!! Your poetry gives me so much pleasure, I thank you for sharing it with Passions and thus letting me get a look at it....nothing can compare to all I have read of yours today.

Love and hugs,
Lizzie


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passing shadows
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10 posted 06-06-2004 06:57 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

LOL so true!
 
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