Oh hi! Remember me? I’m the loser who still can’t get a U.S. credit card!

Remember that Canadian bank that said they’d give me a credit card? Nope! Why not? Because I forgot to pay a $40 Sears Canada charge when I came down here, paying it off a couple of month’s late, and apparently this totally screwed up my credit rating. Forty fucking dollars, people. The banks have practically pushed the world economy to the brink of collapse, but if you forget to pay a minuscule bill to a company like Sears, you are treated worse than Bernie Madoff.

However, that doesn’t stop the credit card companies from soliciting me relentlessly and sending me constant notices urging me to apply for a PRE-APPROVED CREDIT CARD!!! Of course, I have applied, and then been turned down repeatedly. Why? Because I have applied for too many credit cards. So you fuckers ask me to apply, tell me I’m guaranteed to get a card, then turn me down and penalize me for applying? For the fuck of shit!!

Today I did it again because I was spoiling for a fight — can you tell? — and guess what? I was approved! And guess what my credit limit is?!!??! Two-hundred and fifty dollars. Thanks, Visa. That’s helpful when it comes to booking airfare. But I suppose it’s a start.

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