Posted By RichC on September 29, 2009
Here’s a safety tip that came from a “Dear Heloise” clipping set to me by none other than my mom; no matter how old I am she never stops being a mom. Actually I don’t think she was really thinking about me, but most likely my son and daughter … so I’ll forward them the newspaper clipping ‘as instructed’ when I’m done posting.
The lesson I learned years ago about “not putting you home address on luggage tags” is a practice that might be a good idea to apply to some of our electronic devices too. Just as hotel and airline luggage may signal an unscrupulous character that someone is away from home, a cellphone or portable GPS unit can do the same and make it pretty easy to locate HOME if such a waypoint is stored in memory.
I’ve listened to ‘mom’ when it comes to my luggage tags by including only my office address on all of our family’s luggage, but I haven’t been quite as careful with my cell phone database and definitely haven’t given much thought to precisely locating “HOME” in our GPS devices.
BTW, happy Birthday Mom.