Wednesday, October 08, 2014
careless or forgetful?
i went to pump petrol this morning. imagine my horror when i realised my credit card is not in its usual slot in my wallet.
i retraced my recent movements. the last time i used the card was yesterday evening at jusco. i remembered i had hurriedly kept the receipts & card into the wallet & may have dropped it in my haste to pay at the parking payment machine.
so it's gone now. alarms flashed in my mind. did someone pick it up? how much credit did that person rack up at my expense? full tank of petrol? new LED tv? business class air tickets?
when i got home, i quickly ran thru my clothes & other personal effects & the shopping bag but it wasn't there. i called the card centre immediately to cancel the card. to my relief, no one had bought a tv or air tickets.
credit cards, like internet banking, can be a double-edged sword. use it wisely & it's a great modern convenience. foul it up & you get nightmares.
this is not the 1st time i had lost a credit card but i have been fortunate not to suffer any loss other than a few desperate moments.
i need to be more careful. we all do.