Today I received, like I do most days an email from Google reminding me of tasks and appointments that are coming up. I rarely use Google calendar in this way, so mostly the emails say I have nothing scheduled. I prefer pen and paper!
Today however, it reminded me that I have an eye test next week. I glanced at the date and checked, because yes I do as it happens have an appointment next week, on a different day, with a different optician and in a different part of the country.
So, someone with my exact name has an appointment with an optician in the heart of Goucher territory, which is Derbyshire. I rang the number on the Google alert and they confirmed that yes there was an appointment and confirmed the email address which happens to be mine.
I left a message for this person inviting her to email me because it is rather curious that they should reside in county in which my husband’s ancestors hailed from. Of course the bigger question is, how safe are Google calendars?