Friday, March 13, 2009

fun with credit cards

I got a new card recently mostly because of the 0% for the first year. A few days ago I got an email saying I could choose, or make, the image for the front of my card. My mind was awash with the possibilities of crude and insulting things I might use, but I figured it was too good to be true. I waded through the basic process until I got to the upload your own image part, which had "guidelines". As an aside it had choices of canned images to use and it automatically presented the most popular ones. It seems pretty stupid to me to want a "custom" image and pick one from a most popular list. Sort of like getting something labeled custom off the shelf at Target. The list of limitations cheerily described as guidelines removed all of my areas of interest rather rapidly, not unsurprisingly, but also has an interesting laundry list of shit that's seemingly unacceptable. No sex, violence, or copyrighted material, sure, but no Olympics? Two of my favorites are no competitive marks/names, and any photo that might result in non-acceptance or other problems at point of sale.


5 comments:

Dr. Miller said...

When you make your final decision, I want you to post the picture on the blog. Considering the restrictions, are there any ideas left?

scientist 1 said...

Unfortunately, my final decision is probably to do nothing. It was only entertaining to me as a way to be funny and obnoxious on the sly, and hardly worth any time or effort. If inspiration strikes, maybe, but otherwise I'm going to let it go.

james Myslinski said...

And I was here hoping your credit card would finally rival your business card

j said...

stupid autofill.

Mike said...

you could always be super nerdy and put a chemdraw file on it...