Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Well Vegas, I hope you are happy...

I’m getting ready for Vegas and about to do something I haven’t done in a long time. That’s right, I am going to put my credit card in my wallet. I wasn't planning to, but then I unexpectedly had to drop $300 on a visit to Pint’s vet, over $100 on my car, and another $100 on work shit that I will get reimbursed for eventually but not in time for this trip. And that was basically all my spending money. So I am going to go dig through the pile of shit under my bed and fish out my good old Citibank card. I racked up the credit debit when I studied abroad. I mean, racked.it.up. But it’s finally paid off and I haven’t touched the thing in over a year and I have gotten used to not having it around. And I think I learned my lesson and will be able to behave myself this weekend. (Everyone keep your fingers crossed!) The only thing that really terrifies me is losing the card, because it’s a card a criminal would LOVE to get his or her hands on. I have no idea what Citibank was thinking, but last time I checked, the balance on that card was more than I make in a year. I could literally go out and put a Mercedes on the damn thing. Maybe not an s-class, or whatever the hell the nicest series is, but a basic one. I have tried to call them and get the limit lowered, but the people on the phone don’t seem to get what I am asking for. It’s actually kind of annoying since I’m sure way too high limits are a contributing factor to why Americans are swimming in so much credit card debit. Anyway, I’ll keep an eye on my card and try to keep my spending in check. Worst case scenario, I have to spend my next couple of paychecks making up for drunken purchases I don’t even remember. I can think of worse things!

7 comments:

Julie_Gong said...

Have fun in Vegas! Sooooo jealous!

NAME: Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

I had a friend who used to put her credit card in the freezer. Once removed, the card would work, but only if you let it thaw out whilst you thought sufficiently about the ramifications of a purchase.

chuckdaddy2000 said...

Wow, dusting of the credit card to go to Vegas. You are living dangerously.

But bankrupting yourself in Vegas would just be too much of a cliche. Right??

tfg said...
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tfg said...

Be careful--I am still paying for that impulsive, drunken sex change operation.

~GS said...

I hope nothing bad happened!

Rebecca said...

In some ancient cultures a credit card was worshipped as a demigod due to its ability to purchase things without exchange of hard currency, like goats and pine cones.