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12 hours to liftoff, leak discovered in #8 internet pump [Oct. 1st, 2010|09:55 pm]
The American Caliban
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223/365 - my bank sucks

Some despicable creature used my (just re-created!) debit card number to buy $700 of whatever at a goddamn Wal-Mart in Morgan Hill, CA, causing the number to go dead just before I go overseas for two weeks.

This has resulted in yakety-sax with harmonizing sad trombone for the last two hours, including a conversation with my bank about Japanese addresses, two disconnections at critical parts of a discussion with them, a number of deadlines and minimum service times just exactly out of reach, use of the entire week's supply of foul language, and a thing where I bumped my elbow on the door.

Rays of sunshine: my bank caught it and I'm not paying for this troglodyte's Wal-Martery; I actually have money, it's just going to be a bit harder to get at; I'm going to Japan, dammit.

That war on bank fraud? We're not winning!
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[User Picture]From: hawthorntree
2010-10-02 06:33 am (UTC)
I am filled with a red rage of stabbitystabbitystabbity on your behalf.
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From: besskeloid
2010-10-02 07:21 am (UTC)
Dammit, dammit, son of a bidge.
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[User Picture]From: anaisdjuna
2010-10-02 12:16 pm (UTC)
Gosh that blows sizable chunks!!! Sorry to hear about that. Hope you figure it out!
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[User Picture]From: microbie
2010-10-02 02:58 pm (UTC)
Unfuckingbelievable!
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[User Picture]From: sooz
2010-10-02 06:45 pm (UTC)
holy fuck... and walmart of all places :(
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[User Picture]From: tuliphead
2010-10-02 08:17 pm (UTC)
Credit/Debit card frauders: reason #892730493 to hate people. :P

Bank headaches aside, safe travels and have a fantastic trip!
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[User Picture]From: leolo
2010-10-03 03:08 am (UTC)

Access to money.

Credit card. And then pay it all right on arrival.

Or you could kick it old school : travelers' checkes.
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[User Picture]From: planetdracula
2010-10-03 09:57 am (UTC)
you're going to Japan! it's going to be awesome!
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[User Picture]From: mcfnord
2010-10-05 03:05 am (UTC)
BALLER YOU SHALL PREVAIL
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