It’s many years ago, and this pilot fish is acting as sysadmin for a test system at a big company.

“Periodically I would receive a call from someone who had not accessed the system recently, forgot their password and locked themselves out trying to log on,” says fish. “I would look up their password and unlock the system for them, and they’d go on their merry way.

“One day I received a call from a young lady in just such a predicament. I looked up her password and informed her that it was ‘DOME.’ Just to be playful, I told her the price for me being gracious enough to unlock her sign-on was an explanation of the meaning of her password.

“She became very embarrassed over the phone, and insisted that she would never reveal her secret. I, of course, replied that I would not give her system access until she did.

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