One needs to be more cautious in everyday life

Published 10:03 am Friday, July 16, 2010

To the Editor:

While I was waiting in a parking lot, another patron of the business in Franklin was parked in the next parking space.

Both of us had our windows down. The person made a cell phone call. While he was talking, he gave his full name, address, telephone number, Social Security number and his mother’s maiden name.

Then he proceeded to read back the number he had obtained.

With some of the TV commercials we see, it is almost unbelievable that someone would give out the most private names and numbers they possess. Yet, here in our town this man gave this information while many were passing by his window.

I hope this man did not suffer from his error.

Maybe next time he will wait until he reaches his own yard or home before conducting private business negotiations.

Our nation is no longer a place we can leave the doors of our homes unlocked as we run to the store. Talking on a cell phone is not as private as a home phone.

Let’s be more cautious in our everyday life. There are always people who will take advantage of an innocent act.

Linda Griffin