On Eagle's Wings

On Eagle's Wings
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:29-31

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Monday Dirge

Today promised lots of possibilities.
First available day on the calendar in several weeks for me
to consider taking on the task of the dreaded shopping.
I am just not a shopper!
And no way would I be excited about Black Friday.
 
Usually, making the purchase of just one Christmas gift
helps to produce some momentum
so I can avoid the "last minute rush."
 
 
So, I had another cup of coffee,
made my list,
and headed out the door.
 
First stop:
Ulta Beauty Store for a specific item that will remain my secret.
No luck with that.
But I did find a bottle of great nail polish and a very nice eyeliner.
 
They are ringing it up at the desk,
and I swipe my card.
"Sorry, insufficient funds."
the nice clerk informed me.
 
WHAT? My credit card isn't working???? (I'm thinking)
"Let's try again," in my polite voice and
re-swiped the card even faster.
 
Again, I heard her say,
"Sorry, insufficient funds."
 
Okay, I'm keeping calm.
"Will you please try to key in the number?" (still polite voice)
 
Of course.
"Sorry, the card says insufficient funds."
(Is it the embarrassment stemming from these situations that cause me to feel the clerk
thinks I'm some kind of deadbeat trying to pull something?)
 
I paid for the items and headed for the car to call the credit card company
and get this error straightened out.
 
Aaauuuugggghhh!
The dreaded words.
Your credit card has been compromised and
a hold has been placed on it.
Then, after a long, drawn out conversation
(which I won't bore you with),
bottom line is, we had to cancel this card and issue a new one.
 
Since Dear Heart is our Accounting Department here at home and
takes care of all the details,
I knew he would be a little upset have a cow
over this and ...
yes, he almost did.
But he's okay now.
 
I raced home to help remedy the situation and we both
spent the next few hours in a flurry of activity looking for phone numbers,
web addresses, statements, and then making phone calls.
 

Ta-da!!!

All those companies who receive payment from us
via credit card have now been notified
and we are changing our modus operandi.

Dear Heart says we took a bad situation and made it better.


We only use one credit card,
so the shopping trip for today (and I guess this week)
has now been ended.
(Thanks to some unknown person taking
a phishing trip on my credit card).

These phishermen have fished in our pond at
least three times over the past 25 years
that I can remember.


Is this a good record or a bad record??
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

5 comments:

  1. wow, scary situation we had that happen a few months ago, it certainly can stir things up fast!

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  2. Hope you have a GREAT THANKSGIVING! Hey that has happened to me once before - it is so embarrassing. They will never see you again so don't worry. Good luck on your shopping. sandie

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  3. Oh, that happened to us a month or so ago...what a low down thing for people to do. I'm glad you discovered it and it is being rectified.

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  4. Oh my, I was on the edge of my chair reading this!! This has never happened to us...yet..I say that as many of my friends have had this terrible expeience.

    I need to get started with my Chrismas shopping too. Same way, sometimes ONE gift..gets it going. Think I'll start with the granddaughters.

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  5. OH MY WORD THAT IS JUST SCARY....
    TECHNOLOGY IS WONDERFUL AND I COULD NOT DO W/O. WHY IS IT FOLKS WHO HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE TO DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS DON'T USE FOR A GOOD CAUSE?
    HUGS TO YOU AND TRUDY AND HAPPY THANKSGIVING
    MADI AND MOM

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