In telephone's days of infancy,
Operators would inquire, "Number, please?"
Callers then asked for information
About location in the nation
Of a searched-for party.
Those were the simple days
When people were afraid
To share the simplest personal facts;
But the great information highway
Was just beginning to be paved.
How many places have we shared
Our personal information to the nation,
Without a single thought or care -
We give it all.
And have no feelings of beware.
Doctor's offices, and employment applications,
Credit card applications, resumes for positions,
Requests for loans and new bank accounts,
Social media; There is no lacking of amount
Of information that we spout
Out upon The Internet.
And then we're taken by surprise
Upon learning that some guys
Unknown have stolen our identity.
Oh please! We can't be that stupid!
Really? Information, please!