You know what's cruel?
Taking away a girl's credit card on December 13th (just 12 days before Christmas).
Yup, my card number has been compromised and it's been cancelled. I'm sure hoping it won't take too long for a replacement to arrive and luckily I don't rely too heavily on it for Christmas shopping, but sheesh! The good news is, the fraudulent purchases were spotted early by the credit card company and I haven't suffered a huge loss - now that would be a bad Christmas. I'll still have to go through the work of notifying several companies that use that card for automatic payments; we never get to just walk away do we?
My suspicion? I last used that card in the parkade at the Vancouver Airport because the machine wasn't working properly and wouldn't take my cash. Good one - lots of people around to alter the machine. Lots of people in a hurry, lots of people who aren't familiar with the environment. But realistically it could have been lots of places and could have been taken several weeks ago even - I'll never know.
Here's hoping your holiday season is going well for you and yours. And keep an eye on those cards!