I recently got round to changing my address with the bank for my current account. They make it ludicrously hard to do this, you can't do it over the phone (unlike every other thing including credit cards that they also run why the bank account should be so special I have no idea), the branches don't open on Saturdays, if you get them to send you the forms they never show up, and if you do manage to go in on a weekday they never seem to have the relevant paperwork or the queue is three miles long and full of old dears depositing or taking out money why they can't do that in the day when everyone else is working I don't know.
So as a result of this and some small amount of laziness on my part I hadn't got the thing changed over for quite a while, previously I had lived in places with exterior unsecured mailboxes so I didn't have any bank stuff delivered to the place so it was set to my parents address which for the most part was fine.
So I finally got round to sorting it out when I had to go in to deposit a cheque (who the hell uses bloody cheques any more they're a nuisance) and since they had none of the swift deposit forms I had to queue up for a cashier. Nearly half an hour later when I reached the front of the queue they took my check and had me fill out a large number of forms (they only had half my signature in their computer I don't know which half) and tried to get me to see someone for an "account checkup", I had set the ball rolling on the address change. Which for some unknown reason takes nearly a week, since it'll be one work experience kid in a back room typing it in to the computer I suppose maybe he's spending most of his time surfing for porn or some such.
I had a couple of pre-orders on things in the pipe so I duly phoned round and informed the various businesses that I had changed my billing address and they should update their records. They assured me this had all gone through OK and all seemed well. That was till today when I find an email saying my order for mass effect has been cancelled due to my card failing. It doesn't take a genius to work out why that is so despite my putting the effort in to make sure everything was up to date and correct they fucked things up meaning I might not get the thing at launch despite pre ordering well in advance. I naturally sent them a strongly worded email of complaint which will probably achieve nothing but made me feel a bit better, and now I've vented my spleen a bit more here I can get on with the rest of the day without the desire to smash things.