Brown Air

Thursday, February 18, 2010

So I was just on Amazon paroozing around when I noticed something very disturbing in the side bar. Amazon is doing this new express checkout called PayPhrase. What is Amazon PayPhrase?
“PayPhrase is an easy-to-remember shortcut to shipping and payment information in your account. Use it for Express Checkout on and across the web.
Why should I use PayPhrase?
Privacy: Shop securely across the web without sharing your credit card
Express Checkout: Speed through checkout without having to sign in
Parental controls: Let teens shop online within limits you set”
- Amazon
To get me started, Amazon created my own PayPhrase for my convenience. However, I really wish it hadn’t.

"Kendra's Brown Air?" Does this not give off a dirty vibe??? Maybe…uh, gassy or unhygienic? The image this phrase creates is just repulsive. No, Amazon, this does not help me at check-out or my better self-image. This phrase does not make me ever want to come close to check out! If I was reminded everytime I checked out that I smelt or was unsanitary, I would not be a happy camper. Jared suggested that maybe Amazon meant to say Kendra's Brown Hair- they just forgot to put the h on air. That's a nice redeeming thought, husband, but no, no. Despite the fact that I can create my own payphrase in place of this wonderful example provided by amazon, I have forever been deterred from this payphrase thing. When I clicked out of Amazon, a window popped up that said: "Kendra's Brown Air" is still available. Claim this PayPhrase or create your own. I have a feeling that that PayPhrase will be available for a lllooong time.


  1. Hahahahahahahahahhaa! That is funny. Although I am proud to declare you a very clean and not smelly person (at least when we were roommates long ago).

  2. You should use it just because! It *is* an easy to remember phrase.