Needed to print out my online acupuncture receipts. Called them up, found the print button in Chrome, clicked, nothing happened. Tried it again. And again. And again. Finally jammed paper right into the printer's maw. Printer consented to print. Successfully found button to tell printer not to print 24 more pages.
Got to wondering if the gov't would send me tax receipts for my OAS and CPP. Navigated Canada Revenue's annoying webpage and found they would-- by the end of February. Middle of March now, oh dear. But if you register for their online whatsit using an online bank acct, you can see all your tax forms to date. Did: which required getting my bank card to talk to the webpage, finding my cheque-book so as to get my acct number (online banking won't tell you what it is), finding my social insurance number which I should have memorized by now, and hauling out last year's tax return so as to enter in the number on line 121. After jumping through these hoops successfully, I receive the message that my CRA security code has been assigned and I'll get it in the mail in 8-10 business days. 'For security reasons' they can't send it by email; as if Canada Post didn't regularly deliver to the wrong address, or fail to deliver at all.
And after all that, Chrome deleted the saved password to my online bank account, so I had to reset the whole thing. Which I did, getting the merry note: Do not write this number down!! Dear heart, failing to write it down was why I had to reset it in the first place.
(Of course, then I went downstairs, pawed through my stack of tax stuff, and unearthed the T4A in question. No doubt the hoop-jumping was good practice. I would still like a stiff G&T.)