I promise to take a break from the biggest news since I went from civilian to blogger, the release of the Chase Sapphire Reserve. Before I do, I want to share a funny anecdote about a friend of mine who has been participating in this game well before I went from Alexander to TPOL.
As is tradition, he and I were chatting on Facebook Messenger while he called recon. Out of superstition, I never tell people when I call recon and never celebrate my recon achievement until I hear ‘congratulations’. With him it’s the opposite:
I’m calling now.
I’m on hold.
Surely, I’m going to get rejected.
These fu*#e&s said no!
Following yesterday’s rejection, my friend decided (much like he did two years ago after another deval, after another MS loophole was closed) to quit the points hustle.
He promptly called Amex to put a stop to his other application. Keeping true to the play-by-play functionality of messenger he sent me the following string of message:
Citi Reserve: received the certs, burned the card tonight:
Duck the banks!
Close Chase Hyatt and stupid British too.
IHG, Sapphire, Freedom, and Amex Everyday are keepers. The rest are toast.
Duck em all. Bastard banks.
I’ll be back in 24 months.