Originally Posted by barcode71
If your standards of being human is this level of stupidity, I'm at a loss for words…
Ohhhhhhhhhhhh don't worry. If we had this conversation maybe 10 years ago, I would completely agree with you.
Two things are stopping me from calling this woman flat out dumb.
1: It sounds like something my mom would do.
2: I have seen real stupidity. I promise you......this woman is a genius compared to some of the people I have met. Two people in particular that I know are my benchmark for stupid. She is no where near as bad as they are.
I also want to point out that calling the cops after you made this type of mistake might not be so stupid SO LONG AS you are SO convinced that someone has just stolen your identity that you wish to report a crime. Also, it isn't bad to try and fix this type of a mistake as quickly as possible either. It also depends on what were on those documents. If it were just bank account info, then yes the police would be very extreme. However, if a social security card number were involved, then calling the police could have been a smart move.
To sum up that paragraph, I guess it really all comes down to particulars. I don't particularly think it is stupid to try and quickly rectify your mistakes either. It would probably be dumber to just sit there and wait for the problem to get worse. Or maybe I am still not interpreting what you are saying correctly?
"I'm saying she has a habit of giving out her information without thought, it just so happens this time it was not malicious but thought it was weird that a tech company like Apple would ask for such sensitive information. Who knows on how many other occasions she's given out her information without thinking?"
I don't have a degree in psychology by any stretch of the imagination, but I seriously doubt this is the case. Someone who goes to the extreme of calling the police after realizing such a mistake seems unlikely to have made the mistake previously or make this mistake again. At least that is what I am interpreting.
"Parents teach their kids never to talk to strangers, I would expect a full grown adult to question requests such as this one instead of acting first and regretting later. She just got lucky this time."
You see.....this is one of those statements that I whole heatedly agree with, but at the same time take with a grain of salt. I want to keep this conversation fairly short so that we don't upset the OCN gods, and maybe we can continue this conversation through the PM system (I do love these kinds of debates
). Essentially my faith in humanity has just disintegrated over the years. You have to understand...just the fact that she realized she made a mistake actually restores some of my faith. I am NOT saying that what she did or how she handled it was the best way. However, I know a crap ton of people that would have done FARRRRRRR worse. So hats off to her for being a little bit better than the fools I know.
Hopefully that makes more sense.