Someone Got The Crazy Card

| USA | At The Checkout, Bizarre, Hotels & Lodging, Money

Customer: “Check-in, please.”

Me: “Okay. ID and credit card…”

(The customer takes both out and starts to hand them over, but then hesitates.)

Customer: “Okay…”

(She hands them over and I swipe her card and check her ID, then hand them back.)

Customer: “What did you do just then?!”

Me: “I… uh… swiped your card.”

Customer: “Your computer just read my information!”

Me: “Yep.”

Customer: *panicking* “That means that now my credit card number is on your computer! How do I KNOW that you won’t take it and go off on a shopping spree?!”

Me: “We don’t do that, ma’am.”

Customer: “How do I KNOW you all won’t?! I don’t know you! I don’t know any of you all!”

Me: “Because if we did, we’d get fired…”

Customer: “…”

Me: “And none of us want to lose our jobs over that…”

Customer: *looks unconvinced*

Me: “Plus, identity theft is a crime so we’d go to jail?”

Customer: “…”

Me: “So, none of us want to go to jail. Because… it’s full of… crazy people.”

Customer: “…Fine. I guess I trust you!”