This comes from, but is just too funny not to pass on. It seems a Lloyds TSB employee was fired after a flap with a customer who changed his telephone-banking password to “Lloyds is pants.” (Pants is slang akin to garbage.)

When the customer called in to use his new, derogatory password he found it didn’t work, and upon further investigation that his secret code had been changed from, “Lloyds is pants” to “No its not.” Pretty funny, right?

Said customer thought so, but was surprised to learn he couldn’t change it back as his selection was deemed inappropriate. Neither could he choose “censorship” as his replacement password, Arstechnica reports.

In the end, Lloyds reportedly apologized, and fired the mischievous password-changing employee. The bank also clarified that it is not bank policy to change customer passwords without their permission. Well, that’s a relief.

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