[SATLUG] OFF TOPIC: "Say No to Photo-ID" for Cred Card
argiod at bresnan.net
Thu Jan 31 18:31:04 CST 2008
I hear you. I am not fond of people who presume to know how to run my life,
when they can barely handle their own. I never thought 'free country' meant
that anybody could stick their noses up my... er, ah, in my business. Most of
'em sure don't appreciate it when I return the 'favor'...
On Thu, 31 Jan 2008 17:36:04 -0600
Geoff <geoff at w5omr.shacknet.nu> wrote:
> John Chalinder wrote:
>> I also scratch off the special validation code on the back after
>> memorizing it (and writing it down in a notebook I keep locked up at
>> home). This helps keep anyone from using it online, where a signature
>> isn't required. Bottom line is this: rights notwithstanding, I like it
>> when someone takes the time to double check to make sure it's really
>> me using my credit card. It beats paying for somebody else's
>> extravagant lifestyle; especially the low life scumbag thieves who
>> would do such a thing.
> Get this... the 3-digit security code on the back of my card had faded.
>Didn't bother me, because I have it committed to memory. I was paying my
>cell bill (where you gotta show your id first, before they'll help you) then
>went to pay, and the gal behind the counter needed my 3-digit number. Long
>story short, I'm very soon talking to the manager, and he said, that in order
>for my card to be processed on their secure website, the card had to have the
>last 3 entered, and showed me the screen. I went for it. THEN, the little
>precocious, ignorant !@#$% proceeds to write my 3-digit code on the back of
>my card, because "oh, look - it wore off".
> I coulda strangled her.
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