Monday, October 16, 2006

Memorable individuality

I'm enjoying a cup of coffee at the trainstation in Tampere again, while waiting for the train to Åbo. The cashier of the café did what she does every day, purely out of habit, telling me the price and whether I wanted to pay with Visa or credit card. But when she had a look at my credit card that I handed her, she burst out "Hey, I remember this card! You were here a month ago and I loved your image on the card!" That's pretty cool, I never thought the individualized credit card with an image I've taken and chosen myself would function like this, that people would recognize me through it. I always thought of it as a nice feature that'd please me. A nice side effect indeed.

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