Monday, September 08, 2008

Don't Blink

Kevin (in accent identifying him as life-long resident of Jaipur): This is Kevin, how may I help you today?

ME: Hi, I'd like to activate my credit card. (Kevin, yeah, that's a traditional Hindu name. God of Usurious Credit Practices, I believe...)

Kevin: That's great. Did you see your new card has the Blink logo? Do you know how that works?

Me: Yeah. I blink, and I'm over my credit limit.

Kevin: Oh, It means you don't have to swipe your card anymore. You can just hold the card up to any terminal that has the blink logo.

Me: Oh. (That should work great as I walk out through the registers empty-handed... paying for everyone else's transactions on the way. )

Kevin: So, tell me, what do you use your credit card for?

Me: Uh, shopping. (A bookmark. What do you use yours for?)

Kevin: If we know what types of purchases you are likely to make, we can flag your account and call you if any unusual transactions take place.

Me: Oh, I get it. OK. If you see any four-digit shoe store purchases; I want you to process those lickity-split. If you see any charitable contributions, shut the card down. It's stolen.

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