from Mark's friggin... 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.