Reader is embarrassed at checkout
DEAR HARRY: I had an embarrassing experience one recent weekend.
I went shopping at a department store with two friends. When it came time to pay my bill, I gave the clerk a credit card.
The card was rejected by the equipment, and the clerk said this in a very loud voice.
I made the mistake of questioning her, and she said, again in a loud voice: "You probably tried to exceed your credit limit."
I immediately presented a different card, and it was all settled. However, my friends heard the clerk, and somehow our relationship was soured.
When I got home, I called the bank and discovered that my card's strip was somehow damaged, and they said I'd have a new card by Wednesday.
I called the store in an attempt to get an apology that I could show my friends, but they refused. So did the bank whose card I used.
How do I get something to show my friends that I'm not at the top of my credit limit?
WHAT HARRY SAYS: If they are really friends, they need no proof; they would know that everything was OK.
Their reaction makes me believe that these are merely acquaintances with whom you would like to be friends.
Who needs these toads? I wouldn't do a thing!
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