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.
“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.