I was a little low on gas today so I pull into the Costco (2.639 per gallon) and after waiting a bazillion years, finally get a spot. I slide my AMEX card which is also my Costco card into the slot and I promptly get - "CREDIT CARD DECLINED!" Uh, what? It instantly triggers a memory where I played a prank on someone making them come to the front desk because their card was declined and the hotel needed another form of payment.
This wasn't a joke though. It was like someone was paying me back :) I cancelled the transaction, re-inserted the card and then paid with my VISA debit card instead. I later called the credit card company and straightened everything out; seems like auto payments don't always auto pay!
BTW, I hate the "Please say 'Cancel a card, Dispute a Charge, or Make a payment.'" prompts. I bypassed all that by saying, "CUSTOMER SERVICE"
You ever have your credit card declined?