Wednesday, August 24, 2005

"The Computer Did It"

Chase Bank, like many other large institutions, relies on automation.

After all, real live sentient human beings cost money. Gotta keep those costs under control!

So when Chase purchased a mailing list and sent thousands of solicitations for Platinum Visa cards, stuff happened.

Apparently "the computer" doesn't care if "Mr. Palestinian Bomber" at 1234 Anyplace, South Dogpatch, CA., 90210 (or whatever) has an odd ring to it.

He's on the mailing list--so Mr Bomber gets a solicitation.

Question: if Mr. Bomber had the right cash-flow, would Chase have ISSUED the card?

1 comment:

Disgruntled Car Salesman said...

Could have been worse... They could've named him Mr. Towly the Tightly Wrapped Towel Head.