Raise your hand if you share your streaming service passwords with your family. I know I do! I don't even think the Hulu account I use belongs to me, but at this point, I have no idea. And with all the random passwords I've put in, I wouldn't be surprised if, one day, one of them stopped working.
Huh, that person must have come to their senses and started pruning their list of who's allowed to access their account, I'd think before taking a sip of tea and moving on with my day. But not everyone reacts with such grace. One woman recently shared a text exchange with her mother that occurred after she changed her Netflix password, and it is something to behold.
OK. So she changed their Netflix password, which it seems both her sister and mom were using. Her mom is clearly distraught because she wants to watch Nailed It! or something and launches into insulting her own daughter even before she's given an explanation. More than a choosy beggar situation, this is a toxic mother-daughter relationship situation.
But her daughter remains calm and explains why she had changed her password. Turns out there were more than a dozen people using the account and someone had upped her plan — which increased her monthly charge — without her knowledge or consent. Seems like a pretty legit reason to change her password and ensure she was the only one who could use it.
When you share passwords, it's easy to not think about what kind of access you're giving that person, but it's kind of crazy. Anyone with your password can do anything to your account — boost your plan, change the password themselves, cancel it — because they have all the information. Kind of makes you reconsider giving it out to everyone you know, right?
But mom wouldn't see her side of the story in this situation.
It's absolutely unacceptable for someone to use the password they were given to change someone's plan. And even though her mom wasn't that person and claimed not to share the password with anyone, I understand the impetus to say, "You know what? I'm going to change the password and kee