Monday, August 17, 2009

Lost in the translation

I've been so excited. Our wonderful artist in China who sketches portraits moved to another city and I've been working with her to set up a way for us to still use her. At first, I asked her if there was a Western Union there where she could get funds. She did find one, but it was all the way across her city of several million people, so it just wasn't very convenient. So I encouraged her to get set up to accept Visa cards so we could do it quickly and easily. Several of the stores in the city where we go are now doing that---so I was sure she'd have a friend there who could guide her through the steps.
Well....I have a friend here in Borger who wants a sketch. So I've been diligently working for her to get it done. It's been ongoing for about month. Today I got our final word. Our little Chinese artist friend was so excited! She got set up with Visa!!! YEA!!!!!
So....she sent me her name, card number, expiration date, 3 digit code number.....LOL! She'd gotten a VISA CARD---not set up to TAKE Visa cards! Yep...something definitely lost in the translation. Is that not cute? And TRUSTING???? I'm sure she has no idea how trusting she was.

7 comments:

Sandra said...

Oh my!

Lindsey said...

Oh dear!

amy wright said...

haha...tell her NOT to use it!!! :)CUT IT UP NOW!!

TheShermanFam said...

Awwww...bless her heart! So, you wanna go shopping tomorrow? LOL
Umm...kidding...OF COURSE!

Becky Dietz said...

I emailed my friend and cautioned her not to give out her number to anyone. Here is her response:

Thank you Becky!Many things we don't know,I will ask my bank.

Ember, shame on you!

Gary said...

Now that she has a credit card, maybe she could create a PayPal account. That might be an easier way to get funds to her than getting her set up to accept credit cards. Just a thought.

Sewn Together said...

Wow! This is amazing...however, I can't blame you for your efforts - The sketches are AMAZING!!!!