Shortly after I got a Future Shop credit card I received a letter in the mail saying that they were discontinuing their credit cards. Huh, okay. A little while after that I received a letter in the mail saying that Future Shop now has a credit card, through HBC and I can sign up if I want.
I really don’t need two Future Shop cards as it appears I’m having a hard enough time just trying to manage the first, obsolete account. I bought my Macbook on the card, along with a few other goodies and shortly after I sent them a check for $1500. Well it seems as though a month too many has gone by and they called me today to ask for a payment of $30. I guess I didn’t send them a payment last month so they’re a bit cranky. Oh but it’s not Future Shop, because their card doesn’t exist anymore, it was some strange bank of out the States calling me to say ‘give us money’.
So I literally said “oops,” and that I would make a payment ASAP either through online banking or at store-level. This seemed to appease the man on the other side of the phone until he asked me, “So what caused you to get behind a payment?” A little blindsided I just said, “Uh I guess I forgot”. He still wanted more saying, “I see, but you are behind,” to which I replied “well I guess I just remembered sending that big fat check and forgot how long ago that was.” He says “Okay so I’ll mark that down as an ‘oversight’ on your part then.” I said, “Sure yeah, just do that.”
Um… I’ve never had someone talk to me that way before, like they were my parent and I was coming home an hour after curfew. Is this normal protocol? Seemed very strange. I’m going to go pay my non-existent Future Shop card off as soon as possible cause I just don’t want to be contacted by a guy like that ever again. Creepy.
Blogathon: Post #38