So tonight I’m sitting at the computer, paying a few bills like I do every month. Things go well for the water bill and the Visa bill (read: I am able to not only remember the username and password for these accounts, I also manage to successfully pay the bill on the first try) and then we come to the phone bill. Hmmm…user name for the phone bill…hmmm…you’d think I would know this since I pay this bill online on the same day every single month of the year and have been doing it this way for almost three years now. Okay, well it MUST be one of three different possibilities. Try #1: Um, nope. Try #2: Huh. Okay, well that’s not it then. Try #3: Uh…*mentally kicking self for not writing this information down in case of early onset dementia*.
I can at least remember what email address I used when I registered the account and (bonus!) what my phone number is, which is all that is required to request your username. Surely once I am reminded of what the elusive username is, the missing password will just click in and I’ll be in business. Except that once I have the username (oh yeah–that’s right, I registered THAT username) once again, I’m faced with four different possible contenders for what password I used.
Can you guess how it went?
Try #1: Oh. Okay, well maybe I just put that other number on the end. Try #2: Hmm…okay guess it wasn’t that number or that other number. Try#3: Ooh…maybe *crossed fingers*–nope. Try#4: I knew this at one time, right?
I could request the password be reset, but that involved a ’security’ question that I’m sure I set up and yet…have no clue what the possible answer I gave could be.
I’m thinking there is a distinct possibility that the phone bill is not getting paid on time this month.