While on vacation I used the credit card for everything, but because I am so used to using the debit card, I moved it to a slot of the wallet that was out of sight and put the CC up front. The only time the debit card was used was to take out cash every other day or so. The cash was for drinks, snacks, trinkets and lunch if it was cheap enough.
As we were leaving Cortez, CO towards the end of the vacation we filled up with gas and then went inside to grab some cash at the ATM. I swiped the card, punched in my PIN and the machine whirred for a while and spit out a receipt. No cash though.
I called out to the woman behind the counter, “Is this thing out of order? I didn’t get any cash.” She said that they hadn’t had any complaints. Like ever even, it always works. She said the store wasn’t responsible for the machine, but she walked over with her cordless phone and asked if there was a phone number on it. I read her the 1–800 number and she dialed it.
About then I took a good look at my receipt:
Requested Amount: $60.00
Dispensed Amount: $0.00
I told her, “Go ahead and hang up and I apologize, it was operator error.” I had swiped the credit card and typed in the debit card PIN. DOH!
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