Usernames, passwords, security codes, alarm codes, door codes....the list appears endless! And quite frankly, it's driving me just a bit loopy. Even if you want to order Pizza online, you require a username and password. For Pizza! Sheesh! I can't even recall how long ago all of this started but lately I have been trying to corral all of this information so I can control it better. Even credit cards now have special pin numbers you must enter so you can use your card. The reason I got the cards in the first place was so I could just sign and go! But now, you go into a restaurant or buy a purchase and the procedure is the same as if you were using your bank card. Only, it's a different number and password.
A few weeks ago, I went out to play golf. I was in the Pro Shop picking up a few other things and pulled out a credit card to pay. The guy stuck my card in the bottom of his machine, handed it back to me to enter my code and I went blank! I couldn't remember the stupid number. I've used the card, Lord knows how many times but do you think that I could remember those all important digits? Uhhh no would be the correct answer for that one! Fortunately, I yanked out another card which all I had to do was sign for it. Embarrassing.......just a little. If I want to check my bills online, I need a username and password to do so. In some instances passwords are case sensitive. So now, if I try to create a typical password, it's not always possible.
What started this you may be asking yourself? Well tonight, I was trying to pay a bill. It is a new one and so I had to enter it into the Bill Payment information section. So, even though I was already on my account page, when I tried to add this new bill, guess what they wanted me to do? You guessed it; they wanted some special pin number I was supposed to remember I had for adding payees. Frik! Don't even get me started on points cards!
I've got gas cards, video cards, grocery cards, credit cards, air miles, aero plans, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. I would imagine that after using these cards for oh, say at least the past 5 plus years, that I would have amassed a certain amount of points in many of these categories. All I have to do is go online, check out how many points I have accumulated and reap the rewards for my many years of loyal patronage. Only one little problem............I can't remember my access information!