So for those of you who are participating in “Lentil Season” you know that I had a strange charge on my Amex yesterday. But first, I encourage you to all check out the Lentil Season post, it’s never too late to join us. The jist of it is we are all trying to motivate each other to make one small change in our behavior at this time for our well-being. Whatever that means to you. Today is day two of the 46 day plan. Nothing is too small and it’s not about religion. We all have religious beliefs from atheist to the more devout. It’s fun (or annoying about 23 days in lol) and I think we all need it right now. This year we are focused on small changes because we have really lost enough without giving up more.
PLEASE LOOK AT YOUR CREDIT CARD BILLS
Anyway, back to me, lol. So, my Amex card sends me an alert if my card is used without my presence. Yesterday morning (whatever my morning was) I woke up to $44.05 on my AMEX that I did not recall making. But you know, it’s me. I’ve been sort of freaking out about because my arms and hand have “old people skin) that randomly got very old and thin and weirdly wrinkly kind of over night. And they bleed a lot. It’s been kind of scary but everyone just tells me to moisturize. So I thought I woke up in the middle of the night as old people do, to pee and thought I needed to order more lotions and potions. So I decided to wait to see what I got. I also need water so I thought maybe I was thristy and ordered that.
But the thing is I don’t order much from Amazon. So how would I have done that while asleep or drunk? But I just decided to wait to see what dumb shit I had ordered.
FRAUD ON AMAZON
Then today I woke up to three more orders from Amazon. NOPE. Another $160 bucks or so. Just like a lot of people, I’m being very tight with my money. Views are down here due to my basic inability to function at the level I used to. As well as me professing my poltical views especially on Twitter. I knew that I fell asleep early last night (for me at least, and these charges were NOT made by me). I became anxious.
Eventually, to make a long story even longer, I called Amazon and they said that someone had been making the charges since at least January. The main reason I wanted to share all of this with you was first to warn you to check your credit card bills. It is very important. And secondly, I wanted to tell you what they bought.
The first thing they noticed, and it has gone to the fraud team both on Amazon and Amex and she will be prosecuted was, “a kitchen utensil” which was delivered. I think that was about $20. The next thing was a product for her cat. Then I started laughing hysterically. The cat ladies strike again! I forget how much that was. The third thing was some sort of “playground toy” I was speaking to a man at that point so… I’m wondering lol. And finally, some sort of home theater camera? For like $65.
Then I started to feel a bit sorry for the idiot. They are now being hit with fraud charges from both AMEX and Amazon. For what? Some kitchen utensil , a cat toy, a toy for a kid and a camera? Then they said there was something else they bought in January. So they are probably in a whole heap of trouble.
I am not responsible for any of the charges. They apparently used their own email address somehow and clearly had it delivered to their home. My question is how did they get the number on my card when I literally have left my house maybe three times in that span of time? When I asked Amex they said there are hackers blah blah that spend their time trying to do these things. Um, to buy cat toys and kitchen utensils? It makes no sense. To be clear I AM NOT BLAMING THE CAT LADIES. THERE IS NO WAY THEY HAD ACCESS TO MY CARD. I just thought the cat toy thing was funny. PS The cat got his toy I think and the thief got her kitchen utensil. And whatever they ordered in January. But the playground toy and the camera will not be coming. Instead it’s going to be a warrant. And that makes me sad.
The people on this site have been BEYOND generous when I mentioned the lawn kid (I should update on that at some point). I literally had to beg you guys to stop sending stuff. We would have helped her maybe but these see to be wants not needs. But it sounds like a woman with a kid and a cat . And now she is facing charges.
So HERE IS THE RAINBOW
So, as most of you know, I am a nasty, dirty, horrible person who smokes. I smoke a particular kind of cigarettes that are basically half cigarettes and I was doing that to cut down but I just smoke twice as many cigarettes unfortunately. So, I buy them at a local business that is basically a cigarette and alcohol shop with (illegal?) gambling machines. I spend a lot of money there. And it was the day I needed to go to spend a lot of money because of the pandemic I buy several cartons at a time. I also bought some beer. But because I didn’t want to flash that much cash in there, (new card is coming) I bought some beer and one carton and took enough cash for that.
When I pulled up it was raining a little bit and there was a man with a bicycle and a bunch of things in plastic bags using the roof to smoke a cigarette and stay out of the rain. I was able to give him… I dunno, either about $17 or $27 ( I hope it was the later) dollars and some change. The weather has been shit here. He was very skinny. I kind of want to go back. But I came home and drank some beer after being so stressy bout the card thing.
My point, and I did have one on is, I feel like God put me in that place at that time to help that person. And I do feel bad for the cat lady.
Also I am praying for everyone in Texas if you can hear me, and I am sorry your senator thought this would be a good time to fly to Mexico for a vacation. If I could I would help everyone. Oh and when I got in to the car my radio was playing a song about “better angels” that I have never heard before. Something about finding our better angels. So … I felt heard by God. Sorry for all the religious stuff. I’m kinda half agnostic half Baptist but 100 percent for helping others.
So if you have the means and opportunity, please help someone today. I hope I have inspired you because there are people in really bad places and alone right now. I am so grateful for a roof over my head and dry place to sleep.