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Old 04-18-2012, 08:48 PM
 
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Hi everyone,

I had someone tell me (female) that I "need a card" when I was exiting the supermarket today. She walked passed me while she said this "You need a card" in a normal voice tone. There was no eye contact. I searched online but couldn't get a clear meaning to the phrase. This the very first time I have heard of it and was a very unusual experience. Does anyone know the meaning behind the phrase?
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:54 PM
 
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Maybe referring to the Lonestar card - I think that's what it's called. Referring to the welfare card for food.

Or she was asking if you need a card - like Costco?

I dunno.
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:03 PM
 
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Hmm. When you were paying, did you write a check or something? Maybe she was in line behind and felt like it took too long? Are you even sure she was talking to you? Some people talk to themselves on a regular basis.
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:05 PM
 
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Hmm. When you were paying, did you write a check or something? Maybe she was in line behind and felt like it took too long? Are you even sure she was talking to you? Some people talk to themselves on a regular basis.
That's a good point....maybe they had their bluetooth for the cell in the ear you couldn't see...

And I don't even want to get in to the whole check writing vs. debit/credit card debate again....but that's a possibility too.
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:06 PM
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You sure she was talking to you, and not someone via a Bluetooth? They're such small and hard-to-notice devices that several times I have passed someone talking on one and thought they were talking to me!

Otherwise, I've not heard that phrase before; but it does remind me of Lewis Black's story of overhearing someone say "If it weren't for my horse, I wouldn't have spent that year in college"...who knows what people are talking about sometimes! http://www.texasguntalk.com/forums/images/smilies/gotme.gif (broken link)

Cheers! M2
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:07 PM
 
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It just didn't make sense and she said right next to me. Thanks anyways.
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:10 PM
 
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Are you sure she didn't say 'cart'?
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:12 PM
 
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I was exiting and she was entering. Maybe she was talking using her Bluetooth device, just didn't notice.
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:17 PM
 
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Cart and card, that sounds more reasonable. I don't know why that did not occur to me...
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:39 PM
 
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Cart was the first thing that came to mind too. This is the exact question me and my wife always ask each other at the entrance.
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