MemberSince99 wrote:We're glad to have you here SRT!
I have to ask you - does that Centurion get plenty of attention when you pull it out? (The card of course!) I'm guessing yes, but not sure if most people realize the significance of it?
It really all depends when and where you pull it out. Not always do you get comments but when you do it's almost always the same ones....
* oh it's so heavy
* wow I hear you can charge a lot on this
I have on a few occasions had clerks show it off to a co-worker. This I find mainly happens out in Asia. I was in Shanghai and the young lady pretty much showed it to all her co-workers before running my charge. I was not impressed. This is not what anyone wants..... so from that perspective, the card can bring you unwanted attention. Here in North America, I just get the above comments and the excessive handling of the card to inspect it.
I like it when people just run the charge and move on. It can be embarrassing when they make such a big deal about it; especially for those standing next to you in line waiting.
The card is an amazing tool however to help you get through your daily life. The concierges and access to front of line and reservations for dining is top notch. I use this always and have Amex book my events.
Basically my personal belief is to keep things simple and be polite. I answer questions about the card when asked. There is no need to be a douchbag about it. I find being a gentleman not only speaks accurately of me, but also paints a better picture of Cent cardholders. We are all the same, just on different parts of our journey called life.
Hope this answers your questions