On our last mail call our bank sent us two brand new, pretty bank cards. Numbers taped on the front, call this # to activate.
Sherry called and activated the cards. All fine, the lady on the other end was nice and activated both cards at the same time.
I took Sherry’s Debit card and my debit cards and cut them into a bunch of pieces, my sister Shirl would have been proud. I even spread them out in the trash. We be happy. Nice shiny new cards.
First stop with our new cards was Wal mart and groceries. Sherry slid the card thru, “It didn’t ask for my PIN?” She puzzled. Well just sign it it works as a debit and credit card.
On the way back from the Villages and a good dinner we stopped by our bank and ATM, I put may card in and requested the money. I got my card back and NOTHING!!! No receipt, no MONEY!
Note on the side of ATM, call this number if there is a problem. I’LL SAY THERE IS A PROBLEM. Sherry called finally got thru all the punch this number, what is that number, how many kids do you have, what color is your hair, what is the name of your first pet? etc… Finally got a person. Who said, “THAT IS NOT A DEBIT CARD, IT IS OUR NEW WONDERFUL REWARDS CARD.”
“But my husband cut up our debit cards!” Sherry says into the phone.
“WHAT? Why would he do that?” Unknown human.
“He thought this was new Debit CArds!” Says Sherry (embarrassed for me)
“Sorry, they weren’t!” Says the voice, “You need to apply for new replacement DEBIT cards.”
Yeah, I cause a mess. I ASSUMED you know what that means. I become the ASS in assume. So to the bank we go, and met some awesome folk who understood EXACTLY how I could make such a simple mistake. The problem was solved in a jiffy, okay maybe an hour, but it was so much fun plus we got free coffee.
Now if I hadn’t made a simple mistake, we would have missed the opportunity of getting to know the awesome folk here at the bank in Wildwood. Now they will know us and I am sure will not ‘snicker’ behind my back like some folk do.
And so Happy Holidays to you and I hope you are now looking forward to Christmas and the Joys it brings. Hey, we have shiny new temporary debit cards for Christmas, all because of me.
You have now learned a very important lesson, don’t cut ‘em up until you are sure. You are welcome for the lesson.
I heard a quote: “If you liked your card, you coulda kept it!” But I heard it too late……
1982 Dodge Aries