So the story to date: I've been getting my Etsy account up and running in the past few weeks. Part of the process involves getting a Paypal account and linking my Paypal and bank account, blah blah. All very simple stuff to work through.
When I tried to log into my bank account to get everything in sync, I kept getting an error message saying that my 'username was invalid'. Weird, I thought, so I called the bank and inquired as to this error.
They gave me a temporary password for resetting, and I tried again after getting off the phone.
Same error. I didn't feel like continuing this saga more than necessary, so I figured that I'd try again the next day.
Same error. This continued on and off for almost a WEEK, people. Finally I got so frustrated that I called the bank again and unloaded my woes (in the nicest way possible, of course XD). The lady on the other end, bless her heart ((ACK. Attack of the mom-ism!)), was very nice and patient with me and did her best to help me out.
Around this time I noticed something weird: the website I had been futiley (is that a word?) trying to log into had a picture of the state of Texas.
...I live in Illinois.
In a flash things suddenly became clear: not only had I tried to log into the TEXAS version of my bank branch, but I had spent a WEEK and not even noticed that darned picture.
Can we say ditzy? Blonde? Absent-minded?
Yes, yes, and YES.
I started laughing in embarrassment, explained to the lady on the phone my mistake, and scuttled over to the correct site with my tail between my legs. My mom heard the whole thing, and I don't think she'll ever let me live that down.
Your absent-minded hostess,
(P.S. I have never used the mom-ism 'bless her heart' ever before...this is vaguely disturbing.)