Some Customers Are Completely See-Through

| Pittsburgh, PA, USA | At The Checkout, Uncategorized

(When a customer at the store uses a credit card, we always need ID and either the last four digits and/or the security code on the back.)

Me: “Alright, sir, I’ll just need to see your ID and credit card for a second.”

Customer: *hands me ID* “2-9-4-7!”

Me: “I’m sorry, sir, I have to see the credit card for security reasons.”

Customer: *shouting slowly* “2-9-4-7!”

Me: “Yes, sir, I heard you. But I need to be able to see the card.”

Customer: “No. No way. I never let anyone see my card. You people are just trying to take my numbers and use my card for yourselves! No way!”

Me: “I promise you, sir, I will not be able to memorize your 16-digit number and know your security number by looking at the front of the card for less than two seconds.”

Customer: “I know a girl who can do it!”

Me: “Well, I do not have that kind of memory, but what if you put your finger over the numbers and just show me the name on the card and the last four digits? I absolutely must see the card, sir, or you will have to pay with a different method.”

Customer: “Well…I guess that would be okay. You don’t have X-ray vision, do you?”

Me: *laughs* “No, no I don’t.”

Customer: “Don’t laugh! I know someone who does!”