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I was waiting in line at Walmart, not that I shop there, but because it's on my way home and I had some bottles in my car to be recycled. I got some $ back for recycling, so I decided to get some [color="green"]spinach[/color].
Anyway. I got in line with my [color="green"]spinach[/color] and my little ticket that basically says [color="green"]"I recycle, I'm green, and I get $ for recycling"[/color], anxious to get home to get my much-needed fiber and unavoidable chalky teeth. There was a person in front of me - a grey-haired old man on a wheel chair/shopping cart thing. I felt bad for him. I also felt like a jerk, because I defaulted to thinking that he was a cripple, which he might not have been. Maybe he was just too fragile to walk around a grocery store but can get around his home just fine.
He bought a bunch of stuff, then whipped out his [color="blue"]Chase debit card[/color] to swipe.
The cashier asked him if it's a credit or debit card.
"Credit," he said.
"Try swiping it again?"
"It's a credit card?"
"Yes, and this is a new credit card, I just got it a few days ago." Frustrated.
At this point I decided to jump in... Before I tell you what I said, I want to highlight the fact that I have a calm voice and a calm attitude. I said, "try the debit card button, your card says 'debit' on it."
The old man said "I don't care what it says on it, this is a new credit card."
AS IF I DID SOMETHING WRONG.
I said "ok."
Cashier lady said "try it again, maybe it can be charged as a credit card."
He then tried his [color="blue"]Chase debit card[/color] again.
I KNOW IT'S A DEBIT CARD BECAUSE I HAVE THE SAME CARD. I KNOW IT'S A DEBIT CARD BECAUSE I SPEND MANY HOURS READING ABOUT THIS ON CCF!
Old man then pulled out a [color="blue"]Sears credit card[/color], charged it as credit, went through.
This was the most frustrating thing ever. I don't mind waiting in line, that's a part of life. I don't mind old people being old people, one day I will be like that too. But very frustrated that my simple gesture to help was not well-received at all.
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