I decided that as soon as I was a grown up, I would get an American Express card.
Also, cash is still the most desirable wedding present.
Nathan Rabin, a former head writer for the A.V. Club, has a really terrific essay in The Mental Illness Happy Hour about the time he racked up $36,000 in debt traveling around the country doing research for his book, decided to use a debt consolidation program when he felt the debt reached an “impossible and unmanageable level” and then got sued by American Express after he stopped making payments.
Matt Powers is flattered, but not swayed, by American Express’ advances.