Everything we do calls for a user name and password. Want to access your bank account? "Please enter your user name and password." Plan to visit Facebook? Enter your user name and password. Shopping on line? Enter user name and pass word. Feel like playing cribbage or literati on Yahoo games? Enter user name and password. And it's not just on your computer! Telephone access to most of your accounts require the same.
The worst part is you really should have different user names and passwords for each site or account, because if you use the same for all and a thief is able to discover them, he or she will has access to your whole life! Now maintaining different passwords and user names becomes difficult when you reach a certain age; and getting that message: "You have entered an incorrect user name or password" can be very annoying, especially when you are sure that what you just entered is correct.
I used to jot my user names and passwords on bits of paper, which would inevitably, mysteriously disappear. After having clicked on "forgot password" and waiting for that enlightening email too many times, I finally started keeping them all in a little notebook. But now I worry: what happens if the thief finds the little notebook?? Guess I'd better remember the password!