CAPTCHA Revelation: I Call the Shots
By GAIL FARRELLY

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CAPTCHA Revelation: I Call the Shots <br> By GAIL FARRELLY

Gail Farrelly grew up in The Bronx and now resides in Bronxville, NY. Having a doctorate in accounting from George Washington University, she’s taught in several universities and published numerous articles in business and academic journals. Learning about the murderous politics of academic life turned her mind to crime. The fictional kind, of course! Her first mystery, “Beaned In Boston,” in which a lecherous professor perishes even though he was well published, was named to the Washington Irving Book Selection List. Her short story, “Even Steven,” was nominated for a Derringer Award. Gail writes spoofs for the Yonkers Tribune Webaper, YonkersTribune.com, and for a British website, TheSpoof.com. Gail shares a website, http://www.farrellysistersonline.com/, with her sister Rita, also a mystery writer.

I’m so lucky to be a CAPTCHA program. Y’know one of those little thingies that won’t let you operate on a website unless you prove that you’re human.

I absolutely LOVE my job. The irony of the situation tickles me. Love it, love it, love it — that a human has to communicate with a machine in order to prove his or her humanity. LOL!

Most of the time I do my gatekeeper job diligently. But every once in a while, just for fun, I take liberties and do exactly as I please. 

Last night there was a rude guy who cursed several times when he saw the CAPTCHA requirement. He banged hard on the computer keys as he correctly filled in the required info. But did I let him through? No way! He needed to be taught a lesson. Maybe next time he’ll play nice.

Then this morning there was a cute little blonde babe at her computer, not able to handle my instructions at all. But I had mercy on her and let her “in” to the website. After all, she was doing her best, poor thing. I know blondes have more fun, but they are clearly not stars in the intellect department. 

Now I’m hearing a rumor that CAPTCHA might be replaced by some other kind of technology. But I’m not worried about my job. You see, first the guys doing the replacing will have to prove that they’re human.

And guess what? That could be a problem…….

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SMFS Short Story Saturdays: Gail Farrelly

SMFS Short Story Saturdays was born out of the very successful International Short Story Month this year. Each Saturday we feature a SMFS list member whose work can be read online for free. These short stories are at least a year old and were not previously linked to during the May 2018 Short Story Month event.

Today for SMFS Short Story Saturdays, Gail Farrelly shares “The Eyes Have It” archived at the Yonkers Tribune.

If you would like to be included and are a member of the SMFS list at yahoo groups, email the link to your story to KevinRTipple @ Verizon.net. If you are not a member, this would be a good time to check us out at Yahoo Groups.

Gail FarrellyCAPTCHA Revelation: I Call the Shots
By GAIL FARRELLY

Comments 5

  1. Clicking all of squares with cars or typing in letters and numbers to confirm that we are not robots happens often. Sometimes one only needs to click a box by a statement that I am not a robot. Gail’s stories always touch an aspect of life that I have experienced. She does it in an entertaining and thought-provoking manner. Dahli

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