House of cards

Middle-aged man: I’d like to apply for your prestigious credit card. Here’s my completed application form.

Clerk: I see that you don’t own your home.

Middle-aged man: That’s why I’m applying for a credit card.

Clerk: I’m sorry sir, but you don’t qualify if you’re not a homeowner.

— Overheard by Japan Times On Sunday reader Wayne Phillips

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