I know exactly what Hugh Grant meant - I'm addicted too. I'm addicted to a few things - certain people's opinion on certain things, chocolate of course, but I've just discovered a newer more disturbing addiction, and I've discovered it in the most disturbing way you can possibly discover an addiction - by not being able to access it!
On Friday at work I tried to get into my internet banking, but to no avail. My password just kept bouncing, and just as my little sister said 'If you type it in too many times it will lock you out', I got locked out. I called the banking people, and got given a temporary password, then reset my password, and then on Sunday I went on to bPay our tithing and got locked out again :( I called 'the people' to get a new one, which they gave me, but I can't reset it - the computer won't let me. Everytime I type in a new password it resets the 'type in your new password' page. I tried many, many bizzare number and letter combinations, capitals, smalls, everything I could possibly think of, to no avail. I called back 'the people' but no - they said to go into a branch and check it out today. When I explained this to the lady at the bank today she gave me a new temporary password. I tried to tell you that getting a temporary password from the bank, wasn't my problem. That in actual fact I've had a few, and they've been highly successful. That temporary was not good enough!!! She then explained to me which boxes on the login page to enter all the information into.
I tried again! - I told her I knew that, and that I am in fact a very regular internet banking user, and that it was more the problem with the resetting of the permanent password. The lady looked slightly confused and annoyed, pushed the temporary password towards me, then smiled and said 'yes well here is your temporary password, so you just pop this in, and then you'll be prompted to change it. Try using some numbers or changing around the letters in your previous password. Let us know if you have any more troubles'. (sigh).
I came home, logged in with my temporary password, and am locked out again. It didn't like ANY of my new passwords, and I'm sure I'm barely short of trying every possibility under the sun!
I check our internet banking every day. I go on, I see where the money's come from, and where it's gone. I see how much we have in our savings, and add more from our every day account into our savings, so we can't spend it. I log in again to transfer from our savings to our every day account when we find out I've been a little optimistic with how much we can save this week, again. I just like to know. I like to see where we're at. I want to pay our bills. I want to see our $0.50 interest come in, and watch the rent go out. I'M ADDICTED!!! (sigh).
I'm going to the bank tomorow.