I am a thief

On the back of my debit card I used to write “Check ID”.  Nobody ever checked.  So a while back I came up with an idea to get people to check my ID when I used my card.

It hasn’t worked, but it amuses me.

Ironic story: about three years ago my debit card with “This card is stolen” on the back got stolen.  The thieves managed to ring up about $300 worth of purchases using that card.

I lol’d.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Don Rose

    That’s hilarious.

  • http://honesttogodless.blogspot.com Matt Foss

    Clever! I’m always surprised when someone actually heeds the “See ID” notice I’ve written on mine.

  • http://robotsushimuse.blogspot.com Carly Ann

    I learned recently that your card is not valid unless signed (like it says right there above the signature) and that, if you only have ‘See ID’ written anyone can refuse to take your card. You’re supposed to sign along with writing See ID. But I guess none of that matters since clearly, people don’t check it. lol.

  • ckitching

    I hope that’s an old card, because the number is pretty much legible from the engraving. Might want to blur that up a bit.

  • http://andythenerd.tumblr.com The Nerd

    I read a story about a guy who used to do this. Then one day he signed by drawing a penis, and the manager came out to compare it with the signature on his card. Oops!


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