February 8th, 2005

Bite me!

mini rant

Is it just me or is anyone else annoyed by the fact that so many stores now make you swipe your own credit card?
It's not like there is a consistant system. Every stores machine is a little different so you have to hunt for the "credit" and the "yes" button every time.
You have to hand them your card everytime anyway for them to check your signature if they have a cashier worth a damn.
I just hate it!
You're the cashier, you deal with my payment!I understand that the keypad is there for people using their ATM cards, but why not just have the customer use it if they need to put a PIN in? I think the majority of people don't, they have the visa/mastercard logo even if it is just a checking card.
I don't have a problem with the signing on the pad, other than the fact that it's almost impossible for your signature to be the same on the pad as on paper.
But dammit! I'm the customer, why am I swiping the card? It's enough to make me start writing checks again!
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moosebeach

Sweet!

I discovered that the wireless network here at school that I didn't think I could access, I can! I can just log in with my student id & password. Yay! So I can be on the internet while using my computer to take notes! And I can be logged in to iChat too! (BTW, if you don't have my AIM id it is oddly enough "hellziggy")
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moosebeach

Look at me! I'm a Lemming!

Places I have lived, chronological order:
Kingston, NY (maybe... I was born at Kingston General but being just a newborn, I don't remember if mom & dad still lived in Kingston at that time)
Esopus, NY until the summer before 1st grade
Columbia Heights, MN for most of 1st grade
Andover, MN until the fall after I graduated
Fargo, ND from fall '88 til June '90
Ft. Jackson, SC 2 months, basic training
Ft. Gordon, GA 2 month, advanced individual training
Fargo, ND again... from Oct '90 to Feb '96
Shoreview, MN 8 longs months living with my parents
Minneapolis, MN 3 years in an apartment until...
Crystal, MN ...hellbob & I bought our house! Been here just over 5 years.
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