Did you see the story earlier this week about a customer confronting a young cashier in a Southern California Starbucks drive-through window for apparently stealing the customer’s credit card info and charging up a bunch of stuff?
Sad, for sure. But if nothing else, the incident points to a reassuring truth: how spectacularly honest most clerks in the world must be. Because if it’s that easy to just copy down a credit card number and charge away with wild abandon, it would have happened on a daily basis since the dawn of plastic-enabled purchases — every time you gave a waiter a card in a cafe or bought something in a store where you physically handed the clerk your card.
So thank you, young criminal, for unintentionally shining a light on the good ones on the other side of the counter.
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