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Costco doesn’t’ like my debit card.
Charles and I tried to buy some gas the other morning. All I could get was “Unable to process card.” Not a major headache, we paid a few cents more at the BP near the bookshop.
Today I went to buy two answering machines with Caller ID (something I used to sweat I’d never touch – my reasons long since forgotten) so we can block Ms. Squalid Gossip. Two because one was for Gordon who mirable dictu has need of one. At the checkout my card got the same unwanted message. I didn’t have the cash. Costco accepts only American Express credit cards. (They offer me the chance to apply for one frequently. But even though the response wouldn’t say “Ha! Ha! Fat chance!” I’d know that was what would pass through the clerk’s mind.)
So I left empty-handed.
My main reason for buying a DVD player was the clearer image. My easily tired eyes would consider it a great boon. Our antiquated TV cost $50.00. To benefit from the digital recording I need a more modern television, preferably with an S-connector. I don’t think I can beat Costco’s $279 Phillips 27”. But I guess I’ll have to go elsewhere and pay more.
Not that I won’t go back the next time I want Vidalia Onions or need acetaminophen.