“I’m sorry, your card didn’t go through.”
Many of us have been there. Whether you’re buying dinner for your co-workers, drinks for a date, or just a cartload of groceries, no one wants to hear that their credit card was declined.
It happened to me at a hardware store. I came to buy plants and decided to make copies of my keys too. I paid for the keys at the service desk and then dragged a flatbed cart full of plants to the checkout at the garden center, where I was told, “Ma’am! Your credit card got declined!” Embarrassing? Absolutely.