These boots are made for walking

No prizes for working out the song, though there might be some for the artist, assuming you dont check the categories of course, lol!

Had a very pleasant surprise this morning, dont worry, I’ll keep the story short.

About 9 years ago, or so, I spent a long while in the US, and obviously I was using credit cards as an easy way of paying for things, though I was paying my bills, as far as I know (given the whims of US bamks) paying all the bills on time. Cant be 100%, someone was feeding me the info,  given I couldnt be sent statements in the US as I was moving around. So all fine as far as I’m concerned.

However, when I get back, I get letters saying that for ‘administrative reasons’, my credit cards were being stopped. No other reason given! I assume it was late payments or something, but anyway… Either way, i got by over the years, paying cash for most things, and using friends cards when I needed to, mainly ironically for paying for future holidays lol! The last couple of years I’ve been using these new pre paid currency credit cards when away, well, because hotels like a card imprint more than anything else, but agreed they are handy.

Anyway, to cut a long story short, I needed a new pair of boots for the summer, my fleecy winter boots will be far too warm for Seattle, or even August here lol! Got a discount voucher in my email box (yes, I have these things sent, shock horror) this morning for some company called  Fifty Plus, rather apt for me. More amazingly I found a pair of ankle boots, in a colour I like (tan), my size (size 8 UK, pretty large in female sizes over here), and at a very reasonable price pre discount, even better when you apply them (just under £10, $15-16 I guess?). And hey, guess, I’ve got just enough left on my Canadian $ pre pay card to buy them.

Yes, the funny thing, a couple of minutes after I type in my details, I’m being offered credit! Hey, I’d forgotten what that was like lol! So anyway, I gave them 5 minutes or so to see sense, but they didnt seem to want to change their mind. Of course, what it might be is that I’ve changed name since then, moved home many years ago, so it probably doesnt tie up. But that means I have no credit history whatsoever at 54! Hey!

No, I’m not going to abuse it, no chance of that. I’ll pay it off straightaway with said card when the statement appears. Nor will I be applying for any mortgages lol! But hey, for the first time in nearly 10 years, I’m getting credit offered again, nice feeling.

Alright, the song is obvious, and relates to the purchase, but no, its not Nancy Sinatra, though some might wish it was lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb7icyVTAj0