Today, at the Costco in Rancho Cordova, California, a Costco employee licked my ATM card.
I'm not kidding.
When I tried to scan my card, the usual happened. It wouldn't scan. This happens a lot. I tried several times, to no avail. The cashier, "Victoria A.", then took my card from me. I thought she was going to scan it at her register, but I was wrong! Instead, she licked her index finger, rubbed it on the magnetic strip on my ATM card, then ran it through the scanner.
I guess she did not notice the look of horror on my face. I don't think I was quick enough to hide it!
To be fair, the scanner DID read the card once the card had been licked. I wonder if the guy behind me in line chose to pay with a check rather than scan his card.
I think Costco should have a policy about employee licking. What do you think?