A Wonderful Relationship


Well today I had the pleasure of activating a new credit card. It’s not as though I actually needed a new card, but this one offered some nice rewards and 0% APR for 12 months.

Activating credit cards is always fun. Sure, they could easily activate our cards without the use of live operators, but if they did that they couldn’t offer us their extra services.

The CS rep I talked today had all her lines down perfectly. “How can I help you today, Samuel? May I call you Samuel?”

“Yes, that’s fine. I need to activate my card.”

“Oh you’ve just joined us! We’re going to have a wonderful relationship together.”

That seemed a little over the top and maybe a bit too friendly, if you know what I mean. *eyes her suspiciously*

“Okay sir, your card is now activated and ready for use! Now allow me to tell you about our identity theft monitoring program. We’re very proud of our program and you won’t believe the price!”

She continued on and on for a couple minutes. At that point I’m not even paying attention to what she’s saying. And then she says, “Now let’s get you signed up, okay?”

“No. I don’t think so.” I reply.

“Oh, are you sure, sir? It’s really a very wonderful program and we’re very proud of it.” She continues to blabber on for a couple more minutes. “Now, let’s get you signed up, okay?”

“No. I don’t think so.” I told her again.

She seemed disappointed. “Okay sir. Have I answered all of your questions today?”

“Uh… yeah.” I replied. It seemed a bit odd for her to ask me that since I didn’t actually have any questions. I just wanted to activate my card. Heh.

“Okay, sir. You have a nice day.”

“You too.”

“Thank you, sir.”

And now I guess that “wonderful relationship” begins.

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