Another Blog Post About Credit Cards

There are two types of people in this world – those that read ThreadTripping and somewhere around 7 billion others.

No, wait, that’s not right. The two types for the purpose of this post are those who call their credit card companies to let them know they are going to be traveling and those who don’t. othermike27 (no relation) is the type who calls his credit card company before he goes on a trip.

And this is where it gets weird.

One of othermike’s credit card companies is Chase. In fact, he holds three different Chase cards. Now Chase is telling him, “Hey othermike, take a load off. You don’t need to let us know you’re traveling with regard to card #1. Cards #2 & #3, yeah, you should still call us to make sure we don’t shut those down mid trip.”

Maybe weird isn’t the most accurate way to describe this. “Strangely expected when dealing with a multi-national financial institution” might be a more apt description.

And I realize this is the second credit card-related post in the past few days, but I promise all four of you who read this that this is not a designed slow play leading to to affiliate link-filled posts. Not to say I won’t totally sell out if this blog ever attracts more than four readers.

Image by Victorgrigas (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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