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I just received a letter from the Discover card folks...
"Congratulations! You've earned a higher account credit line...your credit limit has been increased to $6000!"
Kewl, I thought...except it turns out that my limit was *already* at $6000. What were they talking about "increasing" my limit? I called to find out what was going on and they were clueless. I talked to three different service reps and the general consensus was "Must be a computer glitch."
If these folks can't keep their accounts straight NOW, I can only imagine how screwed up things will be when January 1st rolls around.
-- LunaC (LunaC@moon.com), July 16, 1999
I got the same letter today -- except my "new higher account line" was MUCH lower that yours! (You must really rate!) Yes, mine's already been at the "new higher" amount for a long time, too.
"Must be a computer glitch"....guess we'll have to get used to hearing that for a while, eh?
-- Anita Evangelista (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 16, 1999.
This is not about a credit card but about the bank that holds the mortage on our home. In the last 2 months I have received a new payment book 5 times. With each new book is a little yellow note telling me that a printing mistake was made on the previous book, a computer error. I am to use the new payment book when sending in payments. I have not had time to send in the payment from one book before I receive another book.
-- Linda A. (email@example.com), July 16, 1999.
gawd I hope this doesn't go infomagic...
otherwise it will make a great movie someday
"The world works in strange and wonderful ways. ... [soon] it will break in strange and wonderful ways." Cory Hamasaki
"My position is simple. The systems will fail in strange and wonderful ways. I expect to spend days, stunned, shocked at the specifics of the failures." Cory Hamasaki
"This is almost December 1998 when EVERY company and government agency is supposed to be finished with remediation, leaving all of 1999 for testing. Listen up people, it ain't getting done.... start building your lifeboat now. I don't know what the problems will be but the code will break in strange and wonderful ways. We might not have riots or a civil war but something unlike anything you or I have seen is about to happen." - Co ry Hamasaki " This is an unprecidented event. All computing is about to unravel, all of it. Got it, we know that computing will fail in strange and wonderful ways. What we don't know is what happens afterward. Mass hysteria? The mayor drops his pants on TV and sucks on a crack pipe? Who knows." - Cory Hamasaki
(June 1998) "The systems will fail in strange and wonderful ways. There isn't enough time left for remediation; we should be engineering bypasses and fallback systems and working within the local community to provide care and support for the needy and helpless." - Cory Hamasaki
[sorry... guess it's like Lays... once I got started I couldn't stop at just one -vbg-]
-- Linda (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 16, 1999.
Has anyone else yet received Visa's "Cardholder Tips for Year 2000 International Travel?" It warns "Be prepared for possible infrastructure outages." It goes on to mention electricity interruption, closed businesses, transportation interruption, and telecommunications interruption. And it recommends using travellers' cheques as a cash alternative.
-- Rachel Gibson (email@example.com), July 17, 1999.
Today I got a note from my bank telling me that a savings account which I had closed four months ago was inactive and would be referred to the state for escheatment if I did not fill out their little form and deposit one dollar. When I called, the girl said they had sent out lots of incorrect mailings.
-- Mary (CAgdma@nothome.com), July 17, 1999.
ever heard of dempsy-dumpster diving?
-- treasures. (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 18, 1999.
If this keeps up too much longer we will have run out of paper before 2000 arrives!
-- Army Girl (aGirl@ag.com), July 18, 1999.
No, the banks solved that problem too - the other day they were mailing envelopes with no paper in them......
-- Robert A Cook, PE (Kennesaw, GA) (email@example.com), July 18, 1999.