Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Kinda puts my "Most Wonderful Person That Ever Lived" title to shame

I love those little internet news fluff pieces they post that tell us of the "10 most..." this-or-that things we should (or shouldn't) be doing.  A recent favorite was "Four places you should NEVER use your ATM card".

Their advice:  Don't use your ATM card to make any online purchases, to do any retail shopping, at gas stations, or at restaurants. what does that leave?  Are ATM cards only safe for use as door lock picks in case you lose your keys?

It sort of reminds me of some of those fractured Chinese instruction translations.  One of my favorites was on the box of Christmas lights that said, "WARNING!  Use only indoors or outdoors".  I would have bought a couple of boxes, but all I had on me was my ATM card, so....

Speaking of the Chinese....this guy must have the most audacious Public Relations guy EVER!....

Ha!  Top THAT Dos Equis guy!

(And all this time I thought Al Gore was the "Foremost Environmental Preservation Demolition Expert".  I stand corrected.)

Happy Hump Day  :)



  1. I've heard it said you shouldn't use credit cards at restaurants because they might write down the numbers if it's out of your sight. So I'm supposed to carry wads of cash around everywhere? Except then they'll say not to walk around with wads of cash because you'll be a target for mugging. It's like all those health articles where one will say don't eat red meat but then another says you should eat some red meat and so on. I think these people just like to read themselves in print and get on TV.

  2. I have an ATM card but I never use it. Can't remember my pin number.

  3. Enjoyed the post. That Chinese guy is some guy.

  4. I'm thinking by ATM card they mean your debit card? They may have a point - I'm thinking they would recommend using a credit card instead.

    And I may be old-fashioned, but I do use cash for my all groceries and most restaurant meals. It's a lot easier to keep track of your grocery budget when you use cash. Wow...down to three dollars in my wallet? I won't be buying that lobster this week!

    How come we haven't heard of that influential, most beloved, charismatic Chinese guy? Well, now we have.

  5. I randomly use my debit and my credit cards - and rarely carry cash (because if I have it I'll spend it on junk food). I know there's some kind of anti-theft guaranty that you get with credit cards, but I just try to not worry about it too much!