CAPS LIKE WHOA (jc) wrote,
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I sold my soul in return for a free popcorn maker

It's true.

The past few days have been manic, as Freshers' Week brings lots of Societies Fayres and the annual drive to recruit fresh blood to my local society/radio station. On Wednesday I spent some time in the studio before being booted over to the main societies fayre to do a lot of talking for four hours, and on the Thursday I spent five hours in the studio answering questions from the people who actually bothered to turn up.

Today was my own uni's fayre, so I took a break from manning the stall to browsing the others, whoring for freebies. I walked away with, among other things, a free popcorn maker. I was entitled to this large freebie because I signed up for a student credit card.

Yes, a credit card. My first.

My reasons for applying for a credit card are simple; some web sites don't accept my debit card, and I don't want to keep borrowing my folks' credit cards when I have money in the bank and the option of having my own card. It'll never leave the house, so there's no real security risk, and I'll never spend more than I can afford.

I know people make such promises and break them almost immediately, but I've never truly been in debt before and I don't particularly want to start any time soon.
Tags: consumer whore, university
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