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Subject:  Re: obnoxious people Date:  2/6/2009  4:17 PM
Author:  RetiredVermonter Number:  284825 of 309666

Speaking of flustering those poor folks...

A couple of years ago, we kept getting offers for an American Exporess Blue Card, promising to give us 5 percent BACK when we used it! Since we were doing remodeling, costing a few thousand in materials, I finally decided to call and ask about that little deal. Discussion follows:

(Sweet young thing answers their phone.)

Me: "Hello. I'm calling to ask about that 5 percent rebate or whatever on a card."

She then explains it all, how I would get a 5 percent rebate each month, etc.

Me: "Well, I would pay my whole balance every month. Does that matter?"

(Pause....)

She: "Well, sir, in that case it would be more