You may have seen the following Tweet on Twitter today:
Well, here is the story behind the Tweet.
I walked into a certain store today to make a certain purchase. When I approached the cashier, I was greeted with “I’m sorry. We only take cash for that item now.” I replied that I didn’t think that was so because I had just successfully completed the same transaction a few days ago (yesterday actually).
No, she insisted and summoned the manager, who pulled out the dreaded Corporate Memo. He did, however, agree to let me ‘try’ using my credit card for the purchase. And, yes, it did go through.
I stayed for a few minutes while they were perusing the memo and listened carefully. ‘Yes, it’s on the list’ then ‘I wonder why it’s on the list if it is still allowed?’ and ‘I know the Green Dots won’t work with credit cards anymore’ followed by a little more discussion on the topic.
Mr. Pickles may be right in his Tweet (he’s been right before, you know) – maybe today is the day you should be doing a lot of shopping.
A lot of better options out there anyway now unless you have a decent earning pharmacy related card.
For some, yes. Let’s just hope this was some sort of glitch.
Was the item cigarettes?
Love the logo. A Carolina guy
Thanks so much Rick! I thought long and hard about it… and definitely a Carolina Girl here. 😉
Sort of sounds like they are reading from the old memo and assuming My V means to block everything and anything with the word V in it. But probably not, unless they are stupid.
And you know what… you may have hit the nail on the head. Definitely an overzealous cashier, this one. Oddly enough, the girl who had sold to me last week was standing right there. We exchanged a few raised eyebrows, but she said nothing (which I thought was strange).