My husband and I stopped to buy gas last night, and I handed the nice attendant my credit card because they have pay at the pump service. However, he brought the card back to me and said the card wouldn’t work and we’d have to go inside to the cashier. I was momentarily stunned, fearful that I’d missed a payment and my account was frozen, or, worse, I’d used up over $1,000 worth of credit without realizing it, or, worse still, someone else had used it up for me.
But the attendent said, “It’s probably the magnetic strip. You’re card expires in the year 2000, and it’s that bug thing. Take it inside and they’ll run it in there.” And we did and everything was ok.
So this was the first bit of trouble I’ve experienced, and I’m not 100% sure if it was Y2K (I’m getting sick of that abbreviation) related or some other glitch. Has anyone else experienced any Y2K related glitches, bugs, or boo-boos yet?
“I hope life isn’t a big joke, because I don’t get it,” Jack Handy