Todd's Travel Tips: The Credit Card

OK, so this is a little off the general topic of our blog, but in the immortal words of Monty Python, "and now for something completely different"... The credit card. That small piece of plastic used worldwide to rack up an endless amount of debt. Well, there are other uses for the credit card besides charging stuff.  Here are a couple:

  1. The ice scraper: You come out of the hotel in the morning to your rented car which is covered in a coating of ice and of course they neglected to put an ice scraper in the car. The meeting you need to attend is in 10 minutes and it take 7 minutes to get there. So, you can't just let the car run with the defrosters on full. How do you clear away the ice? Well, your credit card makes an excellent ice scraper. Your fingers may get a little cold, but it's very efficient at clearing the ice so you can get to your meeting on time.
  2. The shoehorn: We all have that pair of shoes that we've pushed our feet into so many times that the backs are destroyed. While there is a device that will solve this problem, why add yet another thing to your overstuffed carry-on. The credit card actually makes a great shoehorn. Slide that into the back of the show, push your foot in and you're ready to go. No more damaged shoes.
One last piece of advice. Use a credit card you don't need. I don't want to be responsible for destroying your only means of paying for things...