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Going to the Olympics? Better bring cash (or Visa)!

February 11th, 2010 Andrew Martens 1 comment

One of my coworkers recently went down to the Official 2010 Olympic Superstore at HBC.  After selecting a lovely garment that he thought would display his Olympic spirit, he waited in line and finally arrived at the counter.  ”Sorry, we don’t take MasterCard,” was the cashier’s helpful response.  When he proffered his Interac card, their response was, “We only take Visa, or cash.”  In case you haven’t figured it out yet, this is the result of Visa being the “official payment card of the 2010 Winter Olympics.”  Given that my hapless coworker didn’t have a bundle of cash in his pocket to buy one of their overpriced sweaters, he decided that going sweater-less would be a better reflection of his Olympic spirit.

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