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Old Mar 21st 2020, 11:20 pm
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and re-enabling is not usually possible, is it? The only remedy is to issue a new one?
Actually, they gave me the ability to re-enable through their 'phone app. I guess they trust an authenticated use of it.
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Old Mar 21st 2020, 11:25 pm
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I recently filled up with gas at a casino on an Indian reservation (a lot cheaper than the surrounding area; I guess you don't pay federal tax there?) Got a weird non-intelligible error trying to use my credit card at the pump and so went inside and got a different card pre-authorised at the cashier. Didn't think anything of it until I looked at my 'phone 10 minutes later and saw a message saying that the card I'd used at the pump had been disabled. I guess that gas station was a hotbed for card crime. Different situation, of course, but certainly credit cards can get disabled pretty quickly.
When we were going to Las Vegas 5 years ago for our wedding, we flew out of Seattle, went down night before, checked into hotel no issue. Next morning at airport tried to get breakfast and card didn't work, so go to ATM and ATM card wont work either bank only open 8am to 8pm and was 6:30am so couldn't get it sorted, got to Vegas hungry as can be, called bank, they froze the cards due to suspicious activity. We had called a week before to tell them even we would be travelling to Seattle and Las Vegas to try and avoid that.

Lesson learned always travel with cash and never rely solely on credit and ATM cards.
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Old Mar 21st 2020, 11:25 pm
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and re-enabling is not usually possible, is it? The only remedy is to issue a new one?
Yes, it actually is totally possible. I've had something like what happened to Giantaxe happen to me. My card had been compromised at a "hot" gas pump. They simply disabled it and issued me another one. I don't even think they notified me. Then the card was declined at my regular gas station days later. I called them and said, "Well you need to turn it back on until I get the new one in the mail." What they did was allowed the specific transaction but said that I needed to (1) either wait for the new card or (2) go into a branch and physically pick up a new card --- because they immediately turned it right back off. Weird. I do believe they had only disabled it for things like gas pumps and cash/ATM withdrawals but I can't remember for certain. After that I just started putting everything on a credit card and paying it off completely every other week.

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Old Mar 21st 2020, 11:34 pm
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Driving through town today and saw a canopy tent set up on a piece of wasteland with a large hand-painted sign DRIVE-THRU PRAYERS, and two fellows cheerfully waving to the passing traffic. I swung back around 40 minutes later to get a photo, but by then they had disappeared. I guess they ran out of prayers.

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Old Mar 22nd 2020, 12:39 am
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My 72 year old mom is now off work for the next 3 months, she works at ASDA and the store manager, who she said she's never seen before, came up to her and said if she needs anything to call the store and they'll put it aside for her which I thought was pretty decent of them.

She's been saying she's going to retire for years and never has so this will be like a trial retirement for her.
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Old Mar 22nd 2020, 1:28 am
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
The scale of things in the US would make this pretty much impossible. It's hard enough in a city, but across the vast expanses of suburbia and small towns just about impossible. The shops and all their different suppliers, of which there are many, would need more people, more vehicles, more online capacity, etc etc etc.

It's ok, I'm not high-risk. I'll just wash my hands.
I see there are a lot of food stores that do deliver in your area, so that's good for the elderly and health compromised isn't it.
I also read that the US has not blocked people from the freedom of having groceries delivered to their homes.
So that is good too.

Who can call themselves "not high-risk"?

Did you mean you won't catch the virus, or you won't spread it if you do catch it, or that you are one of the favoured ones that can only spreadit but not fall ill?

Who can claim immunity except those that have had it and survived. Are you one of those?

Its the etc. etc. etc. that bothered me the most in your post, or amI watching The King and I?
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Many shops have stopped taking cash but our theme parks are open. Words, I have none.
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Old Mar 22nd 2020, 1:37 am
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Originally Posted by tumbleweedly View Post
I see there are a lot of food stores that do deliver in your area, so that's good for the elderly and health compromised isn't it.
I also read that the US has not blocked people from the freedom of having groceries delivered to their homes.
So that is good too.

Who can call themselves "not high-risk"?

Did you mean you won't catch the virus, or you won't spread it if you do catch it, or that you are one of the favoured ones that can only spreadit but not fall ill?

Who can claim immunity except those that have had it and survived. Are you one of those?

Its the etc. etc. etc. that bothered me the most in your post, or amI watching The King and I?
Why are we still arguing about this? I have lived here for 20 years. I do know what the grocery stores here do and don't do. As I said in my very first post in this ridiculous discussion, if you want home delivery you pay an expensive third party to do it. That may be inconsequential to you but not to me.

I can, and do, call myself "not high-risk", based on not belonging to any of the categories that the medical profession is telling us are high risk. That is all.

And this is my very last post on the subject of grocery delivery, and whether or not to put tomatoes in the fridge You and Steerpike should feel free to carry on worrying about it if you wish, but I'm going to worry about my OH, who actually is high risk, and my son who is 4,000 miles away in a shared living situation and who can't get here (and I can't get there).

Carry on.
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Old Mar 22nd 2020, 1:45 am
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Originally Posted by tumbleweedly View Post
I see there are a lot of food stores that do deliver in your area, so that's good for the elderly and health compromised isn't it.
I also read that the US has not blocked people from the freedom of having groceries delivered to their homes.
So that is good too.

Who can call themselves "not high-risk"?

Did you mean you won't catch the virus, or you won't spread it if you do catch it, or that you are one of the favoured ones that can only spreadit but not fall ill?

Who can claim immunity except those that have had it and survived. Are you one of those?

Its the etc. etc. etc. that bothered me the most in your post, or amI watching The King and I?
I know you're worried about this virus. We're all worried. But that post wasn't helpful, and in fact was quite rude. Lion in Winter is a sensible, intelligent and very aware person. Please, let's not allow ourselves to abandon our natural courtesy and castigate others, it's not necessary and it's certainly not helpful.
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Tales from Portsmouth.

My son, who goes out searching for food from time to time in the land of stripped supermarkets, has found an Asian supermarket that, apart from the usual no toilet paper or rice, is still fairly well supplied with food. When he went in there, the guy behind the counter said he was the first white guy he had seen in three weeks except for a group that came in wearing gloves and face masks in search of toilet paper. Nobody will go in there. My son said something along the lines of "You and I are probably cleaner than all of them put together", to which the guy replied "you're not wrong" and gave him two cans of Japanese beer to go with the food my son had bought. My son has a new favourite shop and the guy a new customer - hope it helps make up for all the idiot customers he lost because "Asian".
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I know you're worried about this virus. We're all worried. But that post wasn't helpful, and in fact was quite rude. Lion in Winter is a sensible, intelligent and very aware person. Please, let's not allow ourselves to abandon our natural courtesy and castigate others, it's not necessary and it's certainly not helpful.
Cheers. It's ok. I'm a bit grumpier than normal, too.

Sherry anyone?
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Cheers. It's ok. I'm a bit grumpier than normal, too.

Sherry anyone?
But it's not even 9amoh go on then, put mine in a fancy glass
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Old Mar 22nd 2020, 1:52 am
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But it's not even 9amoh go on then, put mine in a fancy glass
If you have it in a fancy glass, then it's really a breakfast drink.

I think.
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If you have it in a fancy glass, then it's really a breakfast drink.

I think.
Most definitely. And if there's a slice of toast next to it, it's indisputably a breakfast drink.
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Most definitely. And if there's a slice of toast next to it, it's indisputably a breakfast drink.
Yes, toast turns everything into breakfast. Well-known fact.

How are things in your neck of the woods?
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