I suggested entering all '9's, all '0', the store number, but both clerk and manager rejected these ideas. It wasn't the card reader; I was verbally asked by the clerk, who was going to punch it into the cash register. If it actually was a programming requirement, then somebody had his head WAY up his sphincter.
K-Mart is still around (including the store I no longer patronize), but it's on its back and feebly kicking its legs in the air.
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