You Can Trust Tramps With Your Credit Card
You've seen homeless people around haven't you? You vicious swines probably shout "How's homelessness working out for ya?" don't you. Gits. Anyway, for those of you who give change when you can, have you ever considered handing over your credit card to them?
That would be just stupid, right? They'd run off and buy... hang on... do dealers even accept cards these days?
However, some schmaltzy report from Canada suggests that you can indeed trust a homeless person with your credit card.
There was a story recently which saw a New York advertising executive (aka a prick) handing over her American Express Platinum Card to a homeless chap who went off and bought $25 worth of deodorant, water and cigarettes before returning the card.
The Star (no, not that one) sent a reporter out with a load of prepaid credit cards and dished them out to people living on the streets. The main purchases revolved around McDonald's, with cigarettes coming a close second. Basically, the story seems to go that, if you hand over a credit card to a homeless person, they'll stock up on groceries and hand you your card back.
Of course, it helps if you're a reporter and you can confidently get some cash from your bosses to conduct this little social experiment. This means that, when the card goes walkies, you can simply shrug it off and not worry about your identity being stolen.
Anyway, click that link above and read all about and, please note, the reasonably witty panhandling sign about Obama.