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Nov 14, 2003 12:52 # 16984

Jaz *** tells about...

EC Card Scare

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When I tried to withdraw some urgently needed money from a cash terminal today, the machine kept chewing on my card for a minute and finally rejected it with the message

Your card contains corrupted data. Contact your bank for assistance.

This gave me quite a good scare since "my bank" is about 100 km away from here and I actually needed the money to pay for the train ticket to that place. And furthermore, my EC card is not a thing that is supposed to crash on me.

In the end it turned out that the cash terminal was at fault rather than my card (and I probably could have used my credit card to withdraw cash for a modest fee of some 50% of the dispensed amount) but moments like this make you realize that your financial possessions are all locked up as little numbers in a huge mainframe in the basement of some bank and this stupid piece of plastic is your only key to it.

'Yeah, That's what Jesus would do. Jesus would bomb Afghanistan. Yeah.' - snowlion

Nov 15, 2003 00:21 # 16988

baexcell *** replies...

Re: EC Card Scare

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*would like to apologize in advance if others do not see humor* Unless of course you are the keymaster.

Nov 15, 2003 07:30 # 16992

howdiditbegin * replies...

Re: EC Card Scare

Unless of course you are the keymaster.

Did you mean Keymaker?

Do they blind strive daily to believe in a world they cannot see?

Nov 16, 2003 04:40 # 17007

ginsterbusch *** replies...

Re: EC Card Scare

Hm ... are you talking of Ghostbusters, by any chance? ;)

just my .02 european cents,
yours, bG.

beards are cool. every villain has one!

Nov 16, 2003 06:41 # 17014

baexcell *** replies...

Re: EC Card Scare

Howdiditbegin,

yes, keymaker is what i meant. Thank you for that. *Feels like a moron for mislabeling* glad you got what i was talking about though.

Ginsterbusch,

thanks for letting me know where i got the phrase keymaster from, i had been wondering about that once i found out it was wrong. Are you the gatekeeper?


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