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nosmokes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-05 09:52 PM
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22. i think the card companies have idiots working for 'em.
i rarely use mine except for trips ya know? so here i had purchased some airline tix on the card, hotel reserv in a couple or three different cities and some train tix and reserved a rental car. get to the airport after spending14 hours in transit and the rental car folks are declining my card at the counter. i know there's only a few hundred bucks on the card and the limit is thousands. the woman at the counter runs the card 3 or 4 times, no go. calls the card company, they hand the phone to me and the idjit from the caed company says they froze the account because of unusual activity. so iasked her if she had my account up on the screen in front of her.

>yes
did she see where there were airline tickets purchased about 2 weeks prior?
>yes, she saw that.
did she agree that often when you arrive someplace by plane you might need a a set of wheels to get around?
> she allowed as how she could see that would be a possibility, yes.
so, i said, in fact, in light of transactions made on this account in the last 2 or 3 weeks, there's really nothing unusual at all about the activity is there?
> uh, well, no sir, i guess not.
good. then will you reactivate my fucking account so i can get a car and get out of this miserable airport? jeebus.

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