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View Diary: "What's Your Phone Number?" (182 comments)

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  •  Then you should have been with me today. (6+ / 0-)

    I was on the receiving end of some serious attitude.

    •  You should name the chain... (5+ / 0-)

      ... because it's possible that they've put one of those "can't proceed with the transaction w/o input" systems.

      Around here (the People's Republic of Massachusetts) that's blatantly illegal, so they have a fill-in number they use for everyone who says no.

      Hint to corporations:  If I want your rewards card, I'll sign up.  Otherwise, I won't.  If you ask me more than zip code* on ringing up a transaction, I'll say no.

      * Several smaller chains have been using zip-code for shoppers -- provided voluntarily -- to figure out where to expand to.  If they're getting a lot of people from far away, they know where they should be looking to plant their next store.

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