Tuesday, November 14, 2006

I.D. Ology

For a few panicked moments yesterday, I thought I'd lost my wallet.

I wasn't necessarily worried about the wallet itself as I don't keep money in it (largely because as a Human Resources Manager, I don't make enough to have to worry about things like having spare cash to carry around). I do, however, carry around several identification documents such as my Driver License and company ID card so what really bothered me was the idea of identity theft. The fact that someone could use my personal information to impersonate me - for all intents and purposes inheriting the life I've built - was terrifying.

If that were to happen, I'd never be able to sleep again. Instead, I'd lay awake all night every night feeling sorry for the poor bastard.