Just got an email from PayPal:
Dear < Ms DG >
Your debit or credit card that ends in xxxx will expire soon.
To avoid any interruption to your service, please log in to your PayPal account and go to your Profile to update your credit card expiry date.
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Right. Because mucking about with the expiry date is going to do anything other than ensure the card doesn't get accepted anyway. Maybe I'll choose an expiry date ten years away to save having to worry about it again for a while. On second thoughts, that won't work, because it's a debit card, and they're only asking me to change the expiry date on my credit card.
OK, when even my autistic son tells me I take things too literally I have to believe it's so, but seriously - they're paying people to write these things, so why not insist they do it properly?
Mind you, I'm not looking forward to this card running out. Apart from the worry of what happens if the new one doesn't turn up in time, I've had this one for three years and know all the info off by heart. I used to be forever getting to the shops and not having my card because I'd left the damn thing by the computer from paying stuff online, but it's so much easier when the card stays safely in my bag and I just rattle off the numbers from memory.