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I agree! In college I worked as a waitress in a nightclub and it was the VIP AMEX black card holders that were the worst with the tips. And I don't mean to brag, but I was always complimented as being the "nice" waitress, so I don't think this was based on bad service.
Also, after college I worked in sales at a certain (very) high-end jewelry store (I won't say which one for discretionary purposes). I was working with a man who was very difficult and very condescending who happened to be a black card holder. When he handed me his card to ring up his purpose, I asked to see ID, as was our policy for any credit card purchase. This sent him through the roof! He literally told me (and I'll never forget), "I don't know where you're from or how many black card holders you've worked with, but you should know that you're never supposed to ask to check our IDs. It just makes you look cheap and unclassy."
I later double-checked with my manager about the incident and she simply balked at what he said. She stated exactly what I was thinking - that asking for ID is really doing them a favor, as we're double checking that they're not being frauded. Not to mention, she added, most black card holders especially appreciate having their ID checked because that's a card you definitely wouldn't want stolen!
What a jerk!