Somebody tried to charge my credit card in Montgomery, TN this morning. That makes little sense. It was for $1.39 and the credit card company denied it because it fit a certain fraud "profile." Apparently people with ill-gotten credit card numbers will try them with a very small amount first. To look inconspicuous? I don't know. The charge actually said Montgomery-Clarksville. On the map they are a ways away from each other, but Clarksville is in Montgomery County, which is right on the Kentucky border. And I did just buy some guitar parts from a music shop in Kentucky. But I paid with PayPal and I don't think--in fact I'm pretty sure--that the vendor never sees your credit card info with a PayPal transaction. That's what's so good about it; you don't end up sharing your credit card number with yahoos from Bumphuck, Idaho you've never met.
That right there's a pisser, though, because I had that card number for about five years, knew it by heart, and could order untold shit without even looking at it. Now they tell me I have to get a new one. And it will cost me $18 if I want it before Memorial Day when the semi-annual mule train gets in from California.
That right there's a pisser.