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callee
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Originally posted by Seaboe Muffinchucker:
When I was in England (both in 1989 and 1998), people kept telling me my card was not validly signed (I had "see ID" and also my initials), yet they never refused the card. I kept thinking if it's not valid, why are you accepting it?

Seaboe

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The problem with the Credit Card Prank is that the credit card companies do not get copies of the receipts. They're kept by the retailer, so all that this person was doing was proving that the retailer's employees (in most cases) were not doing their jobs.

I'm not sure what happens on the retailer's side when a charge is disputed by a cardholder (we never had that happen). It's possible that copies of the receipts are sent in at that point.

The prankster is correct, though, that the credit card companies seem not to care. I had my cc number used (but not my card, somehow someone faked a card with my number) earlier this year for about $12,000 worth of fraudulent transactions in another state. When I asked the cc company fraud department what happened next, they said that once I returned the affidavit stating that the charges were not valid, it would all be charged back to the retailers.

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Originally posted by Mr. Furious:
I have an atrocious signature, and one that varies widely from signing to signing. The first purchase I made in London, the cashier asked me to re-sign so that the signature matched the one on the card. I thanked her, and told her that I wish that they did that more in the US.

Of course, if you had stolen the card and were copying the signature, she only gave you another chance to practice. [Wink]

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Back in my checkout chick days, I was always slightly astonished by how people reacted if I told them their signature on the credit card slip looked wrong and could they please try again and/or show some ID. If I didn't bother comparing the signatures, what was the point of having people sign?

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Originally posted by Danvers Carew:
If I ask for a 'black coffee' however, I'm specifically asking for coffee without milk, so the barista/tea lady/vending machine has no reason to even hint at the existence of milk when dealing with my order.

My point is that the barista is likely very aware that it is very silly to ask someone who has just ordered 'black coffee' (i.e. 'coffee with no milk') whether they want room in the cup for milk, or whether they want milk, but they probably have to ask because so many customers in the past have asked for 'black coffee with milk'. I think people think the coffee used in 'black coffee' is better quality than the coffee used in 'white coffee', so ask for a 'black coffee with milk' rather than the perfectly logical 'white coffee'. I realise the barista is just trying to work out what the customer actually wants and not what they say they want. [/QB]

I'd rather be asked if I want room for milk or sugar by a barista, because nobody ever adds the right amount FOR me. If I want light and sweet coffee, I'd rather add my own damn cream and sugar, because if someone else does it for me, they usually use too little cream, and too much sugar.

So, I happily order black coffee, and ask for room for milk.

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When you* say you put cream in your coffee, do you mean actual cream, as in the thicker stuff which is skimmed off the top of milk? If so, doesn't it cause something akin to an oil slick when it melts?

*Generic, although it seems to be a North American thing.

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quote:
Originally posted by Ms. Kringle:
quote:
Originally posted by Danvers Carew:
If I ask for a 'black coffee' however, I'm specifically asking for coffee without milk, so the barista/tea lady/vending machine has no reason to even hint at the existence of milk when dealing with my order.

My point is that the barista is likely very aware that it is very silly to ask someone who has just ordered 'black coffee' (i.e. 'coffee with no milk') whether they want room in the cup for milk, or whether they want milk, but they probably have to ask because so many customers in the past have asked for 'black coffee with milk'. I think people think the coffee used in 'black coffee' is better quality than the coffee used in 'white coffee', so ask for a 'black coffee with milk' rather than the perfectly logical 'white coffee'. I realise the barista is just trying to work out what the customer actually wants and not what they say they want.

I'd rather be asked if I want room for milk or sugar by a barista, because nobody ever adds the right amount FOR me. If I want light and sweet coffee, I'd rather add my own damn cream and sugar, because if someone else does it for me, they usually use too little cream, and too much sugar.

So, I happily order black coffee, and ask for room for milk. [/QB]

Is anybody else's McDonalds adding the cream and sugar for them now?

Ack! Just get me my egg-free McMuffin and let *me* worry about accessorizing my coffee, okay, pal?

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quote:
Originally posted by Em:
When you* say you put cream in your coffee, do you mean actual cream, as in the thicker stuff which is skimmed off the top of milk? If so, doesn't it cause something akin to an oil slick when it melts?

*Generic, although it seems to be a North American thing.

Cream can be anything that lightens coffee, from half n half (which is not really half n half, don't ask me what it is) to non-dairy creamers. At Starbucks my choices at the counter are half n half, skim milk, and whole milk. I prefer whole milk, but if someone wants to call it cream, it doesn't bother me.

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Thanks Tagurit. I drank my coffee with real cream for a while when I was trying to put on enough weight to join the navy, and the oil slick revolted me. I'm relieved to know that there isn't an entire continent of people who do that to themselves voluntarily.

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I mean half-n-half, personally....yuck, I can't imagine drinking real cream.

Eeeeeyeeeuuuuuwwww!

*revolting images abound*

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I've put real cream in my coffee but it is kind of yucky. I generally use soy milk or half n half. Spekaing of half n half, Tagurit, if it's not half milk and half cream what is it? Slightly fattier milk?

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quote:
Originally posted by AnglsWeHvHrdOnHiRdr:
Is anybody else's McDonalds adding the cream and sugar for them now?

Ack! Just get me my egg-free McMuffin and let *me* worry about accessorizing my coffee, okay, pal?

I think they're all doing it now.

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quote:
Originally posted by Lainie:
quote:
Originally posted by AnglsWeHvHrdOnHiRdr:
Is anybody else's McDonalds adding the cream and sugar for them now?

Ack! Just get me my egg-free McMuffin and let *me* worry about accessorizing my coffee, okay, pal?

I think they're all doing it now.
That makes me very sad. Though it will more than likely cut down on the 80eleven packages of sugar in my bag I get when I ask for "two sugars."

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quote:
Originally posted by ThistleSoftware:
Spekaing of half n half, Tagurit, if it's not half milk and half cream what is it? Slightly fattier milk?

I'm not sure what she meant, but I can tell you that half-and-half is half whole milk and half cream.

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^ Cream from cash cow
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Originally posted by chillas:
quote:
Originally posted by ThistleSoftware:
Spekaing of half n half, Tagurit, if it's not half milk and half cream what is it? Slightly fattier milk?

I'm not sure what she meant, but I can tell you that half-and-half is half whole milk and half cream.
Or, at least, it's a dairy product with a [butter]fat content in the range of half and half of cream and whole milk. Then it's ultra-pasteurized. I cannot stand the taste of dairy products that are ultra-pasteurized. They nauseate me. You can barely find a half n half in the US that isn't ultra-pasteurized without going to a local, usually family-owned dairy.

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I don't drink many coffee based beverages, but when I do I lighten them with whipped cream or ice cream.

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Originally posted by funkyteapots:
When I had my shop, the fees for debit card transactions were actually higher than those for credit card transactions. We never did add a PIN keypad to the system.

That's why I always ask what they prefer when I use my Visa/debit card, unless I'm wanting cash back. Some shops would rather process it as debit, some as credit, and some don't care. At the grocery store, I always use it as a debit, though. I don't like to hold up the line any longer than necessary, and waiting to get the paper to sign always feels like it takes forever.

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Originally posted by Rhiandmoi:
I don't drink many coffee based beverages, but when I do I lighten them with whipped cream or ice cream.

Oh yeah. Most of the time I have a half gallon of Stroh's Michigan Black Cherry ice cream in the freezer and I love tossing some of that into a cup of coffee. I first did it out of desperation because I found myself without milk for my morning coffee. I liked it so much I do it now just because. Right now I'm drinking coffee lightened with a generous splash of eggnog. Mmmmmmm.....

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Originally posted by Ms. Kringle:
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Originally posted by Danvers Carew:
If I ask for a 'black coffee' however, I'm specifically asking for coffee without milk, so the barista/tea lady/vending machine has no reason to even hint at the existence of milk when dealing with my order.

My point is that the barista is likely very aware that it is very silly to ask someone who has just ordered 'black coffee' (i.e. 'coffee with no milk') whether they want room in the cup for milk, or whether they want milk, but they probably have to ask because so many customers in the past have asked for 'black coffee with milk'. I think people think the coffee used in 'black coffee' is better quality than the coffee used in 'white coffee', so ask for a 'black coffee with milk' rather than the perfectly logical 'white coffee'. I realise the barista is just trying to work out what the customer actually wants and not what they say they want.

I'd rather be asked if I want room for milk or sugar by a barista, because nobody ever adds the right amount FOR me. If I want light and sweet coffee, I'd rather add my own damn cream and sugar, because if someone else does it for me, they usually use too little cream, and too much sugar.

So, I happily order black coffee, and ask for room for milk. [/QB]

Your use of the word 'damn' here is very masterful and shows you are a no-nonsense type who likes what they like and won't stand for any lip. I expect you can judge a man's character purely by the strength of his handshake. I like the cut of your jib kid - you're hired.

I know exactly what you're saying and appreciate that this is the easiest way of ordering what you want. I was only quibbling over semantics - to order a 'black coffee with milk' is akin to ordering a 'pizza with no anchovies and I'd like that with anchovies if you please'. It's nonsensical, logically speaking.

Besides which, anyone who wants milk/cream/sugar with their coffee is in no position to be sanctimonious about who gets to add those - it's just a question of whether you let someone else ruin the coffee for you or you ruin it yourself. [Wink]

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I can sympathize with the OP. I can't stand mayonnaise either, and I would be thoroughly disgusted if I found it on my sandwich! I always make sure to say "no mayo" even if the menu information does not say the sandwich has mayo, because I've found that many times with something like a ham and cheese sandwich they will automatically put mayo on it even if they don't warn you of this in the item's description on the menu.

I also can't stand onions. I can't count how many times I've asked for a hamburger with pickles and mustard (usually at one of the burger chains) and had the order-taker write or repeat back "pickles and onions" or "onions and mustard". Luckily I always make them read my order back so I usually catch it. However I have had to go back many many times when they've either given me a regular with-everything burger or just added onions to it... The servers are almost always very nice about fixing the order, though.

The funniest/dumbest order mistake I've gotten though was at McDonald's or Burger King, happened years ago but I still remember it. I wanted a cheeseburger with just cheese. I asked for a plain cheeseburger. When I checked on the way out (I always check since they get it wrong so often) I found out they had given me a plain hamburger! Just a meat patty and a bun. Apparently they thought I just wanted to pay 10 cents extra for my hamburger when I asked for a plain cheeseburger. [Confused]

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It's 1:00a.m. and you've all got me craving coffee. My DH makes me one cup a day. Very dark freshly ground French Roast coffee, brewed super strong in a French press. He adds 3 tablespoons 45% milkfat cream (you can pile this cream up in the spoon) and a scant 1/4 cup of sugar. It's like drinking hot melted Haagen-Dazs Coffee Ice Cream. On cold days he adds Mexican drinking chocolate. Num num num num num. Five more hours until I can have some. Curse you all for flaunting coffee when I can't have any. I'm vexed!

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Chip and Pin has almost completely usurped signing for goods in the UK, but my company still has signing in some stores, mine included. I would estimate that at least 10% of cards should be rejected because either:
  • The back hasn't ben signed at all. Evidentally these people are completely unaware that a card should still be signed for security purposes
  • The signature has almost completely wiped off
  • The signing strip has been rubbed off leaving a strip of the word VOID*
If the transaction is small (under £100 say), we generally just let it go anyway. You can ask the person for a second signature, check the name, check for other signs of tampering, but no retailer is going to voluntarily turn down 10% of transactions for the chance that 1% of those are fraudulent. However if one more person makes the joke "Oh, it's been so long I've forgotten how to write my own name", or "Still signing?!" or tells me that I'm breaking the law then they get barred on principle. [Razz]

* - I've no idea what people do to destroy their credit cards so much. Mine I've carried it for two years and the signature is still clear and the strip fully intact.

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* - I've no idea what people do to destroy their credit cards so much. Mine I've carried it for two years and the signature is still clear and the strip fully intact.

Maybe they've had it for more than two years. I'm not sure how long I've had my debit mastercard, but it's more like 3-5 years than 2, and I use it all the time. I won't get a new one until mid- to late-January, and yes, the strip is so worn off that they "VOID" is showing. I may have to resort to checks and cash for a few weeks.

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Sometimes if I'm carrying a very small purse I put my debit card in the interior pocket of the purse, since my whole wallet won't fit. I imagine this contributes to wear and tear on the card a bit more than having it safely encased in clear plastic. Maybe others do something similar?

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What do people do with their credit cards to ruin the strip? They *use* them.

Some months I have 60+ transactions, usually when I travel. I carry my wallet in my coat pocket, rather than my pants, so I don't sit on it the whole day. The card wears with every time I pull it from my wallet, and from repeated swiping, it eventually bends. Automated card readers at gas stations (where you insert the card into the machine, and the mechanism presses the magnetic strip tight against the reader) seem to tbe the worst for this.

My average credit card lasts roughly 10 months. Every time I suspect trouble with the card, I call in and a replacement is sent by courier, arriving within 2-3 days.

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My bank issues little paper sleeves (which I childishly call "card condoms") with our debit/credit cards. It seems to reduce the wear and tear (and the chance of inadvertant demagnification) significantly.

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Random fact: my dad's printing company once contracted with the company that makes those sleeves.

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Also, the wear and tear depends on the quality of the actual plastic. If your bank orders cheap cardstock, it'll wear faster.

ETA I don't mean "plastic" the substance, but "plastic", a common term for a blank credit card. Sorry for being, once again, more confusing than helpful.

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Just another thought - I've had the same bank card (which I use for ATMs and debit transactions) for 3+ years now, and my credit cards last barely a year. When I last got a replacement bank card, my banker reached into a drawer, pulled out the card on top of a stack, and configured it to my accounts. It was a randomly numbered card, rather than the custom-pressed replacement credit cards. I have no "attachment" to the old bank card number, unlike the credit card. Maybe the bank cards are made from better stock than the custom-printed credit cards?

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quote:
Originally posted by Lainie:
quote:
Originally posted by Mr. Furious:
I have an atrocious signature, and one that varies widely from signing to signing. The first purchase I made in London, the cashier asked me to re-sign so that the signature matched the one on the card. I thanked her, and told her that I wish that they did that more in the US.

Of course, if you had stolen the card and were copying the signature, she only gave you another chance to practice. [Wink]
According to a security video I watched at work years ago, soaking the card in a solution of ethylene glycol (sp?) aka antifreeze will fade most biro marks on the signature strip. Then wash, dry and overwrite with your own version of the signature.

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Apparently I wasn't thinking deviously enough.

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Originally posted by Xia:
I wanted a cheeseburger with just cheese. I asked for a plain cheeseburger. When I checked on the way out (I always check since they get it wrong so often) I found out they had given me a plain hamburger! Just a meat patty and a bun.

Xia, my brother ordered a plain cheeseburger "cheese and mayo only" at a particular McDonalds once.. and got a bun with ONLY mayo and cheese on it. At least you got meat! [lol]

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A Guy Named Goo
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Subway tends to do this for me, which is odd since they make the sandwich right in front of you. And it's not like I ask for a lot of fancy stuff or a specific order. I just ask for mustard and they put mayonaise on, or pickles and they put on lettuce. More than once I've gotten a sandwich with hot peppers instead of pickles, which I can't stand.

I won't eat at Wendy's anymore because I ordered two hamburgers with no onions on them. I have an onion allergy, and although it's not a serious allergy, because it's an unusual one (it's not uncommon, just a lot of people who have it don't know it. They just think onions make them a little queasy. It's more severe with me: I get stomach cramps) a lot of people don't believe me when I stress it's important not to put onions on my food (a few onions are okay, but not more than that). One night I went to Wendy's and ordered my burgers, and they both had onions on them. I brought them back, and they insisted I asked for onions. I got two burgers...with the exact reverse of what I had ordered on them (no mustard, no pickles, just ketchup and onions). I brought them back, they gave me two burgers, I checked, and finally it looked okay. I eat one burger, then open the other and start eating...and the second one had onions all over it.

That particular restaurant is now closed, fortunately.

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Diesa
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Talking about food allergies her is a good one,

I took my foster parents out to dinner last year we all like seafood so seafood restaurant we went before ordering I asked what on the menu would not have cayenne pepper in it as the restaurant has some thing that do have this in it, Our waiter was really nice at this point and told me that the popcorn shrimp would be my best bet so I order this not 2minuted after eating acouple of these shrimp my tongue starts to swell and my lips, So my mom calls over the wawiter while I quickly go to the restroom to take care of what I need to since I prefer living to death, When I get back to the table i get told by the same waiter "You should have known we have cayenne in it because our parent company is in New Orleans". How am I suppose to know where there parent company is being that I was in VA, Not only did they except me to pay for a meal that had caused me to have a severe allergic reaction they tried to make it out to be my fault. I have worked in plenty of restaurants and bars as waitstaff and as management, But never have I ever been treated as if it is my fault being aleregic to something, contacted there corporate office and they send me coupon for free food. LIke I would ever go back there.

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Christie
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I hear you Diesa! Most times servers are great about my daughter's food allergies but once in a while we get a real winner. I've even had one demand (and you had to hear his voice to understand that when I say demand I mean demand) to know whether her allergy to tomatoes was life threatening or not. Clearly unless she was going to curl up and die at the table he figured a few tomatoes should be no big deal and we were needlessly complicating his life [Roll Eyes]

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