Keeping up with the times

I was placing an order for some office supplies through work today. We’ve recently switched supply companies and I had to get a new account with which to place the order. As part of the process, you are prompted to put in a password, and then, as many places do today, you are prompted to select a “security question” in case you forget your password. This is something like, “What is your mother’s maiden name?” or “What was the name of the first school you attended?”

One of the questions was the following: What was the name of your first spouse?

What with the divorce rate as high as it is, I suppose it was only a matter of time before this question showed up on the list. I wonder how many people actually pick this one?

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.