The mistake I made yesterday was deciding to do a little bit of a blog makeover...why can't I just leave well alone.....popped over to Shabby Princess.....chose some new blogwear and proceeded to checkout.
Now we are talking of the princely sum of $2.50 converted to sterling....round about £1.58. After a bit of a "suspicious activity" scare on Paypal.....decided to pay with my M&S charge card....well the blighter was rejected 3 times.....what is going on...think maybe the first time I entered the cardholder details wrong....so in the end gave up and went with Paypal. Little did I know that my little typing error had alerted the security guys over at M&S....the phone rings and it is M&S....."did I try to use my card today on Shabby Princess".....yes....but it was rejected 3 times I told the nice lady....now I have to answer some security questions so she can be sure she is talking to me....the usual stuff....date of birth....postcode...don't know that proves anything....Mr Identity Theft would probably have that info anyway and she has called me on my home telephone so does she think for one minute that he lives here.... and then the nitty gritty questions.....what date did I pay my last statement.....easy peasy...always pay on the 1st of the month and what was the amount......oh dear...this was a bit harder because hubby was sitting within earshot.
This is my card I use for personal shopping and that means lots of crafty stuff.....so tried to whisper the amount....well she didn't hear and asked me to repeat....what's wrong with you woman......are you deaf.
Once she was reassured that it was actually me that had tried to spend £1.58....she was very apologetic....but do they really think that Mr Identity Theft is going to spend such a piddly amount...now if it was £1580....then I could understand their concern but can I just say that my other credit card companies have never once queried any payment large or small.....so I am not having a go at M&S.....good on you for taking card security so seriously but the ladies tennis final is fast approaching.... I am sitting at the computer and the blogwear makeover ain't going according to plan....what I thought would be an hour tops.....is turning into a nightmare......and the next time I feel like a makeover......you all need to give me a big bloggy slap.
But all's well that ends well.... the tennis....wowee those Williams sisters are just the best....well done Serena and then they won the Ladies Doubles.....how can they play 2 games back to back in this heat....must have some stamina....even more thrills in store today......Roger V Andy....that is going to be a cracker....so off to get some stuff done and dusted and my bum parked firmly on the sofa ready for all the action and guess what "The Budster" is sitting here waiting for his turn on the computer....so catch up with you all later.
Hugs Kath xxxxxx