How Badly Has The World Botched The Switch Over To Credit Cards With Microchips?


You got a credit card with a microchip in it? If no, stop reading. Consider yourself lucky. Go back to your life of swiping and being able to purchase things with no problems and enjoy the precious little time you have left. Your micro chip card is coming, and theres nothing you can do to stop it. Your day of reckoning is coming. You’re living on borrowed time. Enjoy it while it lasts.

If you do have a credit card with a micro chip, you know what I’m talking about. How has the world botched this switch so badly??? Like the banking world just decided that there was a hard cut off on October 2015 and we were gonna completely change the way we use our debit cards and didnt take into account that the world wasnt even remotely ready for it. The line at CVS is at least like 10 people and/or 12 minutes deep every time now because people are dealing with the Swipe Or Insert debacle. Yesterday I was at Rite Aid. Swiped my card. Nothing. Swiped again. Nothing. She goes “Oh you got a chip. Insert it.” I insert it. She says take it out and insert again. I insert again. Machine tells me “Please swipe.” I swipe and it works. What sort of fucking madness is this???? 50 people behind me thinking that I’m the idiot who doesnt know how to purchase deodorant. Its not me! Its the fucking machine! You’ll see when its your turn! And then I stand there while my 4 foot long receipt prints. Fucking insanity.

How about the fact that you cant just dip your card in and out at the ATM anymore?? You gotta leave it in there like those old school machines that used to eat your card. Its like the goddam world is moving backwards. What is the fucking point? I have no clue what this chip does. I’m sure its safer or something. I would hopefully imagine that it protects your identity and fraud and shit better. But all I know is I cant really tell why its better and I can definitely tell why its worse. Like 1 out of every 10 businesses have the credit card machines capable of reading it. The only times it does work it takes about 10 times as long to actually check out. Why?? Fucking WHY! I feel like Mike Ehrmantraut in Breaking Bad. “We had a good thing, you stupid son of a bitch! We had cards, we had machines, we had everything we needed, and it all ran like clockwork!” And then the banking world got cocky and decided to make some sort of Y2K blanket switch and nobody was fucking ready. This is why Skynet is one day going to take over. We’re flying too close to the sun on wings made of microchips and we aint ready.