That’s One Way To Cut Down Your Credit Card Debt

, , , | Right | November 6, 2019

(It’s literally my first day on a cash register at this very well-known retailer. An older man and his wife come up, and I scan their things with no problem. His card isn’t working.)

Old Man: “My card isn’t working; should I slide it again?”

Me: “Here, let me try it over here, sometimes it’s the machine…”

(I very politely take his card and try to slide it but something looks off. It turns out that he cut both ends of his card off.)

Me: “Sir, did you… cut your credit card?”

Old Man: “Well, yeah… I bought a new wallet and it wouldn’t fit, so I just trimmed off the ends so it would. It worked earlier just fine; I don’t know why it won’t work now!”

Me: *in my nicest voice I can muster because he is a little old* “Sir, if you cut your card, the magnetic strip on back can’t be read, which is why it’s not working. Do you have another card?”

Wife: *in an annoyed sort of voice as if this is all my fault* “Oh, let me, here use mine… and it better not charge me twice!”

(I’ve only been there a month now and I wish I could say this was the dumbest thing I’d seen. They so don’t pay enough for the crap we have to put up with.)

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