Customer: "Why is my credit card being denied?"
Me: "Is it an American credit card?"
Customer: "Yes, I’m from Texas and I’m traveling to Alaska."
Me: "Credit card companies sometimes block purchases made in other countries if they don’t know you’re traveling."
Customer: "But I’m not in another country."
Me: "This is Canada, sir."
Customer: "But it’s on the way to Alaska."
Me: "I know sir, but it’s still another country, so you probably need to call your credit card company."
Customer: "What stupid country is this?!"
Me: "Actually sir, it would happen with any country you travel to because it’s a safety feature for your own security."
Customer: "Well, if Canada wasn’t in the way of Alaska, this wouldn’t be a problem!"