why jesus never called on me to part the fucking seas? why death is easier than living? you can be almost anything, when you're on your fucking knees. not today. not my son. not my family. not while walking is still honest and you haven't given up on me.
[Image Description: Background is several triangles in a circle like a pie alternating from true red, scarlet and black. A robin is sitting on his perch looking to the right.
Top Text: “CARD WON’T SWIPE?”
Bottom Text: “PLASTIC BAG”]
not only has this sacred retail trick saved my ass while working, it’s also been useful to me when my own card stopped working. if a swipeable card won’t accept the swipe, no matter how many times you tried at different speeds in different directions, get a plastic bag and put it over the card and then swipe it. i don’t know why, but it works and it’s far easier than getting a manager’s key and punching the card number into the machine. also, most customers think it’s a great trick and it keeps them from becoming irate (even though it’s their own damn fault their card doesn’t work!).