Tried to Charge me Twice

by astanhaus


My ability to read upside down saved me some time and $$.

Here’s the scene: I was paying for one pair of extra warm winter tights on my credit card—I love my cash back! I was all set to take my tights and be on my merry way.

But then the sales lady frowned claiming that the charge did not go through.

I knew I was no where near my limit for the month (hear that Santa, I’ve been a good girl!) and its not like these tights were hundreds of dollars.

And then I read upside down the word “approved” on my receipt. I told her the polite equivalent of “nice try, bozo.” And strutted away with purchase and its receipt.

Please ladies, learn to read “approved” upside down, so you can dodge this bullet too!


(Originally published on Amanda Stanhaus’s financial literacy blog: XO, Bettie.)