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What is wilson silverleaf? We're organitarians; it's best for our bodies and the planet. We cloth diapered Nina for the same reason. We drive a hybrid car & wish we could afford solar panels on our house. I'm a strong advocate for homebirth, full-time mom, & also a movie junkie. We don't have a tv though; we watch dvds on our computer. We love contradancing. I garden & knit; Larry's a puzzle lover & plays fantasy football.

Friday, June 13, 2008

my id is my business, thank you very much

I've been saying for years that it's bogus for companies to require their sales clerks to ask for ID. One of the reasons is that I have been that sales clerk and for whatever measly hourly wage I was making I was not going to challenge someone who may have done who knows what to get a credit card that's not theirs. Simply not worth it. And minimum charges to use a credit card, don't even get me started, it violates the merchant's agreements with both Mastercard and Visa. Well, now Mastercard wants to know if either of those and two more violations have happened to you.

In order to make a MasterCard purchase, the merchant/retailer required a minimum or maximum amount.
The merchant/retailer is adding a charge for using your MasterCard card.
The merchant/retailer required identification.
A merchant/retailer displaying the MasterCard decal in their window refused to accept my MasterCard card.
I'm going to be filling out a lot of these.

2 comments:

ngiuliano said...

I didn't know merchants weren't required to ask for identification.

Alexandra said...

HA! Three of the four have happened to me! I don't feel as strongly as you do (We've talked about this topic before) - but I understand where you're coming from. My parents are the same way and get all up in arms about this sort of stuff, too.