I never thought my debit card/bank account would be broken into because, basically, I never have any money, and certainly never enough to make any of it worth stealing.
Alas, today, cleaned out.
My bank called me about twenty minutes after I called them, to tell me there was fraudulent activity on my account, after I had already told them there was fraudulent activity on my account. I still have to call their claims department after all the charges are processed and finalized before I can even start the process to get my money back. And they cancelled my debit card, which doesn’t matter much, because there’s no money in my bank account to be debited out anyway. I’ll get a new one in the mail in 5-7 days, but probably won’t have money again until later than that.
So, the appropriate reaction here is to 1) take a credit card then, 2) go to the liquor store and 3) buy everything and then 4) drink it. But here’s the thing: my favorite local booze emporium* gives a cash discount. Seriously. Anything you buy in cash or with a debit card costs $1-2 less than if you buy it on a credit card. Getting drunk as a reaction to my debit card being stolen/bank account being emptied is now MORE EXPENSIVE because I must use a credit card.
Life is unfair, yo.
*I’m talking about the jumbo liquormart in the parking lot of a local supermarket, which is famous because in 2002, a passerby noticed the smell of rotting flesh and called police, and then police found a dead body in a car in the parking lot. So it’s called Murder Kroger. It even has its own Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/MurdrKroger.