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Monday, August 20, 2007

A bit of topicality

I just rang my credit card provider to cash in some reward points (movie tickets, of course) and was offered twice the amount of credit that I have now (which is VERY modest). When I refused, the man on the other end sounded positively miffed and was very cold to me for the rest of the phone call. I felt like giving him a mini-rant about personal credit overloads and the crisis currently hitting the States. Not that it would have made any difference. I feel shitty about getting rewards for spending money; I'd rather be rewarded for NOT spending money, but that seems to have gone out of fashion...

And I'm hearting Kevin at the mo, and loving the lack of fight in the Liberal creche about Kev's big breasty adventure. Last night on the news I could feel all the glass houses trembling slightly, but no stones were thrown. Let them only try, and see what crawls out into the light among all the glass shards...

Best Beloved was in Broome last night, cuddling crocodiles apparently. Tonight he is in Darwin, and will travel all abouts there. He's loving his job because he gets to travel all around Australia, and has a Quaintarse map that he uses to cross off all his flights. He's crossed off about half of what they offer so far. Bumblebee and I are quite enjoying his times away; we get to revisit our single parent days...

2 comments:

genevieve said...

The crediteurs are foolish individuals, aren't they. We have rewards from time to time, but I'm a bit past them - I'm indecisive and don't handle catalogues full of things that are not quite what I was looking for. And ditto the rewards for better behaviour.

I was watching Johnny on the late teev last night, looking for the twitchy shoulder. He had it firmly under control, but I'm sure it's embedded in teh unconscious.

The Shopping Sherpa said...

I never look at the rewards catalogues and always go straight for the (not well advertised) cold hard cash option.

And I hear what you're saying about stupid amounts of credit. I have the ability to spend around $39,000 on consumer credit already based on my current limits but still the bank sent me a letter this morning offering to up my personal (car) loan to $30,000 "based on my excellent record". I laughed as I ripped it up.