AKA Jac is mad...
Ok, rant time. Jo and I only have one bank in America. I mean, there's not much point having multiple credit cards, fees etc... Or so I thought. I got a call from the bank a couple of weeks ago to say there's been a breech at mastercard and some card information has been compromised so they're canceling my credit card and reissuing a new one. Ok, I was a bit pissy but it seemed fair. No online spending until the new one arrives shouldn't be too much of a problem, right? Actually, it has been more of a pain than I thought because I use the card to book work travel and instead I've had to use the incredible convoluted approved travel agent system. And it has been more than 2 weeks and I still don't have the new card.
But it gets worse. Last week they called me again to say that my debit card was also compromised and they were canceling that too. Wait, now I have no cards? So I'm stuck either relying on Josie to pay for things like groceries, or I have to write checks! *shudder* And still no credit card, so no clue when the new debit card will appear!
But wait, it gets even worse. Yesterday they called Jo and canceled her card! I kid you not. We are completely cut off from our bank accounts, at least plastically. Argh! I feel like I'm living in the dark ages. How the frack are we supposed to help the struggling economy if we can't use either of our accounts?? At least the beloved had the foresight to withdraw some cash.
4 months ago