Dispatches from Maine

Just another person of little note writing about ordinary things. That I reside in Maine is icing on the cake.

26 November 2005

Black Friday Irony

I was just notified by my credit card company that my return to Staples to purchase memory for the Kodak camera triggered their fraud detection algorithm. I can only guess that returning to a store within a short period is a unexpected event. Looks like it is time to make a call...

I spoke with "Sarah," whose accent was just slightly less impenetrable than my Indian chemistry TA from college, who confirmed the charge at Staples as valid and "verified" that I held my card. I thanked her, and the company, for running such an aggressive fraud detection algorithm since it is likely to save me from bad charges. This kind of comment does not have a corresponding response on the script leading Sarah to make a sound which must be the Indian equivalent of "uh, okay."


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