Stern Show Credit card reader confuses Tech savvy Howard at Dinner

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  1. GaryPuppet

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    Credit Card Reader Confuses Howard. 06/20/16. 7:10am
    Howard said he went out to eat last night and he didn't know about this. He said Gary told him it goes on all the time. Howard said he gave the guy a credit card and he comes back with a contraption. Robin said they started doing this here but they've done it in Europe for years. Robin said it's that chip in every card and it requires a special reader they bring to your table. Howard said he's against credit card fraud but this thing is asking questions and he doesn't know what to do. Howard said the waiter has to help him figure it out. He said that it asked for tip and he didn't know what to do. He said he just wanted to have dinner and not deal with this. Howard said he just wanted to sign his name and write down his tip. Howard said the guy is standing over his shoulder while he's calculating his tip.

    Howard said he wanted to type in something like 20 dollars and it came out 2. He said he timed out. Howard said the waiter had to rip up the previous tab and he had to quickly put in the tip and it read wrong again. Howard asked ''What the fuck?'' He said he would have rather washed dishes to pay for his meal. He said it would be less time consuming. Howard said he loves technology but this thing just confused him.



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    leaving a tip on a credit card is a shitty thing to do anyway
     
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    Howard bitched about this while trying to kill time during the first hour of the show today. I guess Bobo and Marianne couldn't call in
     
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    cash mother fuckers
     
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    Sounds like someone's not used to getting a bill at the end of dinner.
    I've been using these " contraptions " in restaurants for a long time.
     
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    Shit. If I'm Howard Stern, NOBODY gets my credit card information. Straight Ca$h, Homey.
     
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    This was just his way of pointing out that he paid for dinner when he dined with Aniston and her husband last night. (As if there was any doubt.) Jen, the dinner might be free, but there's always a price to pay when you dine with a class act like Howard Stern.
     
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    No it's not the cash is still supposed to go the waiter by getting added on to tip share
     
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    No I think it's genuine.


    Howard so rarely uses his Black Amex he just found out about the microchip thing that's been around in America for over a year
     
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    He has a compulsive need to point out when he's paid for something. I think the card reader non-anecdote was just the most creative excuse he could come up with to point out that he paid for dinner.
     
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    what drives me crazy is that every restaurant, and store has a different reader, so there is never any fucking consistency
     
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    To eat at nobu he'd have to carry around about $5k. Not happening
     
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    I just stick my sim card in there.
     
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    Does the Wig always pay when with his "celeb friends"?
     
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    Then why have a credit card at all?
     
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    He was killing time because he had no material or funny bits plus I truly believe last night was the first time he had used a credit card in months
     
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    I'm also not fan of the server standing there waiting
     
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    Yeah.

    Worse for the rich to rock a lotta cash on em than to pull out the card.

    Not safe.
     
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    you need to do the tip now before they run the cc because of the chip
    not like before when they bring you back the slip and you can do your guzintas
     
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