Monday, May 13, 2013

SCANNY CAM

5:00 A.M. Sunday morning…
All I wanted to do…
Was drink my fresh brew…
Check emails…
And find a nice quote to post on Facebook...
About Mother’s Day…
When all of a sudden…
Up pops the Final Media Player Pop Up.
It needed updating or something.
Sure, sure go ahead—click.
A few minutes later it was done…
And then there another pop up to accept.
Sure, sure, I accept—click.
Then I accepted something else—click.
And another—click.
And another—click.
Wait!
What was I accepting?
Another pop up popped up and—DAMN!
I accepted Surf Canon? PC Optimizer?
Driver Scanner? Yahoo as my default browser…
And who knows how many more!
Are you kidding me? NO!
I didn’t realize I was accepting all of these!
It’s not fair to take advantage of me…
At 5:00 in the morning!
That’s it! I’ve had enough!
I’m going to invent….hmm…let me see…
I know—the SCANNY CAM…
This Scanny Cam will mount on computer screens…
Each time someone wants to use their computer…
They have to look at the screen and be scanned.
The Scanny Cam will then calculate:
Are the person's eyes fully open?
Is the person at the computer fully awake?
Is the person capable of comprehending anything?
If all these questions are not a ‘yes’…
Then the computer will not allow the person…
To download, buy, or accept anything.
And especially if the Scanny Cam…
Sees the person is taking out a credit card…
Then Scanny Cam will lock-up the keyboard...
Until the person can fully prove they are fully functioning.
So?
Have you ever been waylaid by pop ups?
Have you ever accepted way more than you wanted?

Always, Em-Musing

9 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Always say no! Evil of them to take advantage of brains not quite awake yet.

Creepy Query Girl said...

lol. YOu know how some kids say 'my mommy told me not to talk to strangers?'- that's pretty much my mindset when it comes to pop-ups. My husband has lectured me over and over 'just say NO'! Scanny Cam sounds like the second best solution though:)

Carol Kilgore said...

I always say no, too. And I uncheck any checked boxes I see. However, if I was sitting at the computer at 5am, the story would surely be different. I'm barely awake enough to type now, and I've been up since six.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Oh, no! I always say no, but I'm probably missing out on stuff too. LOL
That's just cruel to be taken advantage of that early in the morning. :)

Gina Gao said...

This was a really interesting post. Thanks for sharing!

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Barbara Watson said...

Oh no! My antivirus must be a super-strong one because popups rarely make it through.

Shay Lacy said...

I need other cams. Start with Scanny Cam and work your way from there. I'm sure you have a market for them all.

The Desert Rocks said...

Yes. When I was married. LOL

Nicki Elson said...

Ooh, could this scanny cam keep tabs on the lowering level of liquid in the wine bottle too? This idea is pure genius. Good luck undoing all the things you did, hehe.