Yesterday was just like any normal day.... I had a day off, so I revolved my life around Mr. RH's schedule for the day. Considering my schedule is all over the place, I figured it was the least I could do.
Around 1:30, he was supposed to be in class, but, SURPRISE, out early, blah blah blah. So instead of staying home like a good girl and taking pictures of All The New Clothes for the loyal subjects here at Classy & Fabulous, I jumped in my car like whoa.
So, 45 minutes later when my phone rang (unknown number), I was all, "oh, I'm far too important to answer my phone, I leave that to my virtual assistant (voicemail)." And didn't check the messages cause I'm badass like that.
Fast forward 3.5 hours and Mr. RH and I find ourselves at the Meijer checkout with ice cream and a chicken. I swipe my credit card and it's declined. I inform Mr. RH that since I work retail and I know these things that I probably swiped it wrong. Nope, declined again.
And like the crack detective that I am, I stage whisper/yell "THE VOICEMAIL. Oh god, someone stole my credit card wtf am I going to do shit shit mother of pearl."
And Mr. RH is all normal-like and calm and says, here, let's pay cash and go listen to the voicemail.
The voice of reason, that one is.
We're barley in the parking lot before a man in broken English informs me that there have been some recent suspicious charges and they want to talk to me.
I put off calling for an hour, ate some chicken and pulled up my account on the internet.
The sweet lady on the phone is all....
"Vera Bradley Outlet Sale, $200."
"Umm... no, those are all mine."
The shame burns on my face, but I will not be deterred.
"The only thing I don't know is a $1 pending transaction to IMdB. I'm trying to figure out what those initials might stand for but.... yeah, I don't think that's mine."
In my mind I am trying to figure out if I would spend $1 to the internet movie database... but that seems far-fetched, so I don't mention it.
Long story short, Chase Freedom fraud protection is amazing. The fact that I make, ahem, dozens of online transactions a month and that a $1 "tester" transactions set off their radar... damn. I'm seriously impressed, plus the people on the phone were SO so so nice.
However, I have one teeeny little problem. And by teeny I mean at least $200. I got a couple dresses I looved online in 3 different sizes.... aaand now I can't really return them. Because my account is closed. And I was going to return them on Friday because I'm working at Castleton mall for the day, which, for you non-Hoosiers, has All The Stores.
So. I'm now stuck with multiples of the same dress cause of my own online shopping madness. I kind of deserved this, right?
Not to mention... if you want me to shop in store, give me a damn store!! Podunk, Indiana has fewer stores that I consider appropriate.
I got my credit card stolen for the second time and lived to tell about it. Hot damn, if that doesn't deserve ice cream for breakfast I don't know what does.