Kindly Remove Your Sticker Off Your Card

Guy comes up, says he wants to run his tab. I grab his card, get our phone with the Square reader, start running it through. I am not really a fan of the Square for a number of reasons. One big one is it’s not consistent. You have to swipe it 5-10 times for it to go through. And the whole time the customer is standing before you, thinking,

Is this guy running my card 20 times?

So I’m swiping his card, and it’s not going through. You know why?

Hey man. YOU GOTTA TAKE THE STICKER OFF YOUR CARD, IT’S NOT WORKING WITH IT ON.

It’s difficult as it is to get a good swipe off it, let alone have to get one with the activation reminder sticker still on it.

He says, I have to keep it on!!!  It’s the only way I can tell the difference between my two cards. I ask, why do you have two of the same cards?  He says, one’s for business. One’s for pleasure.

Here’s an idea off the top of my head. Take a Sharpie, and mark a small dot in the upper right hand corner of one of the cards, so you can decipher between the two. Maybe right below where the strip is on the back, so it doesn’t wear off after a bunch of swipes. Then you can take the sticker off,

And help me in my quest for the perfect swipe on one.

-Clint Curtis

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