[SATLUG] OFF TOPIC: "Say No to Photo-ID" for Cred Card purchases...

John Chalinder 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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