10.21.2010

Dear Whoever Makes Those Credit Card Machines at Cash Registers

Here's what should happen every time you try to purchase something at a store using your credit or debit card at one of those little swipe machine things:

HERE'S WHAT YOU'RE BUYING
HERE'S HOW MUCH IT COSTS + TAX
WE GOOD? Y N 

Here's what happens instead. Every. Fucking. Time.

HERE'S WHAT YOU'RE BUYING
HERE'S HOW MUCH IT COSTS + TAX
IS THAT THE SAME AMOUNT THEY TOLD YOU?
ARE YOU SURE?
YOU WANT SOME CASH BACK?
ARE YOU SURE?
SO, JUST TO BE CLEAR, HERE'S YOUR GRAND TOTAL
YOU'RE 100% SURE?
FINAL ANSWER?
DO YOU WANT ALL OF IT ON THE CARD? OR ARE YOU ALSO PAYING IN POGS?
OKAY FOR REAL NOW. I'M ACTUALLY GOING TO CHARGE YOUR CARD.
I'M SERIOUS.
I MEAN IT.
NO TAKE BACKS.
LAST CHANCE FOR SOME CASH BACK.
YOU MIGHT HAVE FORGOTTEN BY NOW, SO HERE'S YOUR TOTAL AGAIN.
TOTALLY GONNA RUN YOUR CARD NOW.
UNLESS YOU NEED SOMETHING ELSE.
FINE. I DID IT. I HOPE YOU'RE HAPPY.



Fuck you, swipey.


I realize the store probably has some liability they're trying to dodge when the card declines so they can stick the bill to me or something, but CHRIST. They don't have to push that many buttons when they launch a fucking space shuttle.

Can we reach a point where people are trusted to actually look at the goddamn screen when they're buying something and, if something's not correct, point it out before pressing "okay"?

No? Of course not.

2 comments:

bec said...

So am I correct in assuming you are complaining about how many times you have to push a button? Who are you, George Jetson? Oh and I'm really sorry about Tito.

Randy said...

I'm not complaining about pushing a button several times, I'm complaining about a system implemented to simplify things unnecessarily complicating them.

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