At least, I hope it was good... Some of you have probably already seen this, but it's amusing.
Way OT: The best pizza ever!
"Christopher Sexton (csexton1981) wrote:
And here, I thought this was going to be a story about the hyperinflation in Zimbabwe."
NPR at least interviewed someone intelligent . . . the story on CNN has some guy who freaked out because he thought the charge might have been valid and was going to ruin his credit history.
This kind of thing does happen! It's not unheard of for someone to have a glitch record a $100.00 charge as a $10,000 charge, and despite them "taking care of it", years later, you find yourself declined for a loan because of a "massive unpaid credit card debt". That stuff stays on your credit record for EVER if not properly handled.
Stuff stays on your credit report for seven years, which sucks, but isn't forever.
was that they did not forget to add that the $20 overdraft fee was forgiven.
Yeah, the BBC came across some lame guy that got hit when he got a pack of smokes... he tried to make some point that now he is really careful about his spending habits, like the mis-charge came as a result of his failure to follow a budget.
Any references to jokes about hyperinflation are FTW, IMHO.
When I worked at Pizza Bobs, there was a guy I worked with who was overcharging people by like $2 here or $4 there, then pocketing the difference (yes, his ass got fired). Subtlety's the key. This isn't so subtle.
of office space Its like Superman 3.
I must have put the decimal in the wrong place. Shit. I always do that.
I think I read the same story only it was about a guy who bought something at a gas station. Visa apparently has found a novel way to make a lot of money: charge random people money that doesn't exist until they get Bill Gates or someone, who won't notice.