It’s been a general rule that people are terrible with money.
MC Hammer, Wesley Snipes.
The history of our very existence is littered with terrible decision-making in regards to how money should be spent.
We live in a world where people order five-dollar lattes from Starbucks six times a week. A world where it’s totally acceptable to take eight days off from work for the sole purpose of waiting in line for a goddamn iPhone.
A world where people spend money on Justin Bieber tickets.
And we just up and give credit cards to all these people.
How great! Credit cards and other plastic forms of money help people learn how to be financially responsible by allowing them to track their spending habits online. What’s the worst thing a person can do with a shiny new card?
Not make the monthly payments on time? Constantly exceed the credit limit? Acquire unnecessary shit just because you can?
How about proudly taking a picture of your pretty new credit or debit card and posting it on the goddamn Twitter machine.
Ladies and gentlemen: the evolution of financial stupidity.
Monetary natural selection.
I give you… @NeedADebitCard.
This is a Twitter account that exists for the sole purpose of retweeting to its over 12,000 followers, pictures of people’s debit cards that they themselves have posted to the motherfucking general public.
Not blurring out Twitter handles because no one this stupid deserves to be shielded from ridicule.
These are real people posting real pictures of their very real debit cards.
I, for one, am proud to share a social media site with someone who takes the time to come up with an idea like this. Free debit card numbers? Sign me up. I’ve been lusting after a tablet for months, and now I might just be one random stranger’s 16 digits away from finally owning one.
If I knew I could get away with it, I’d probably just use their credit cards to help pay off my credit cards because my credit score sucks the donkey’s balls. Thanks, college!
Now, to be fair, since I spent so much time talking about Financial Darwinism, it’s only right I give equal attention to Financial Creationism.
ON THE FIRST DAY, the Lord GOD created ABRAHAM LINCOLN, because He needed someone to put on the penny…