I am sitting down with my laptop open to Playbill.com. Kathy and I always spend a day and night in NYC during the summer. We always get tickets for a matinee and evening performance of two shows we would like to see. I know that if I don’t get the tickets now, chances of getting to see the shows we want to see are pretty slim.
So, I picked a show, date, and time. Now all I have to do is click on find tickets and I will be set. Simple. Oh, I forgot. Before telecharge can check for ticket availability I need to enter two words to prove that I am not a robot. Not a problem. I understand the precaution they are taking. I see the words, or in this case a group of meaningless letters and numbers.
Why, then, am I hesitating about entering them? The truth is I can’t make them out. They are so skewed and distorted with lines intersecting them that these old eyes can’t distinguish what they are. Is that an “o” followed by an “l” or is it just the letter “d”? Is that suppose to be the letter “s” or the number “5”?
As I said, I understand why they require this, but must the letters be so out of whack that a person, namely me, can’t tell one letter from the next? I know that if I type in the wrong sequence I will get new letters so that I can try again. I also know that there is a place to click if I am “having trouble seeing this”. Hey, if I did that it would be too easy and I would have to find something else to complain about.