PittGirl will kiss a pigeon.

Are you a busy busy Burgher bee whose time is a precious commodity? Do you snip and snip minutes throughout the day in order to ensure you have enough time to complete your tasks? Are continuously hindered in your time-saving efforts due to the incredibly time-consuming task of actually having to swipe your debit card all the way through a card reader? Do you find yourself saying, “I’ll be there in ten minutes. I still have to swipe my card. [sigh]”

You’re in luck!

Citizens Bank is now issuing “contactless” debit cards.

That is a debit card that “allows customers to save time at the register by tapping their cards on special card readers instead of swiping them.”

They consider this a time-saver? It is cool and eventually no one will have to swipe their card, I’m sure. But a TIME-SAVER? Please. If the time saved between swiping a card and tapping a card is more than half a second, I’ll kiss a pigeon on the lips. And you know how I feel about the damn pigeons.

This site refers to it like this:

“a new “contactless” payment feature that provides you with a quick and easy way to pay by tapping your payment card on a point-of-sale terminal. You remain in control of your card during the entire transaction”

PittGirl needs this “contactless” payment form. I can’t tell you how many times I’m in Eckerd trying to pay for my soda and I just lose control of my debit card. It’s not pretty.

Also? How is tapping a card on a card reader considered “contactless”? If you have to put the word in quotes every time you write it and air quotes every time you say it … maybe you picked the wrong word.


  1. Hazel Hazel
    February 24, 2006 9:49 pm

    Ed Zachary. And that swipe thing is so damn complicated. And it irritates my carpal tunnel.

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