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In an unusual turn of events, a few days after I’d written my thoughts on improving the Sodexo Coupon System, D’s office (the new one), withdrew this excellent prepaid food card issued by her old office and in lieu issued this Sodexo Meal Card. I was impressed. Smart Card! Wow! I thought I was mighty smart in signing that “your-card-for-my-coupons swap agreement” with her.
As it turned out, however, no retail outlet accepts this Smart Card. I tried in a good number of places — a few don’t even have a Smart Card reader. I guess it really is meant for “cashless meal transactions in cafeterias” and hence completely useless to us (D packs a lunch box and my office doesn’t have a cafeteria).
Thankfully, D’s office is gracious enough to exchange the balance on the Smart Card each month for those physical vouchers that I hate. So now, each month, we’ll have more meal coupons than we know what to do with. I get meal coupons. She gets meal coupons. Maybe a few months down the line, if you visit our home, you’ll see us drowning in a sea of meal coupons.
Maybe I should null my agreement with D and in lieu sign a “your-cash-for-our-coupons agreement” with D’s dad.
He he he…
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