Maybe I've been watching too many old episodes of The Wire, but I keep thinking "loyalty means something". Apparently I have been carried away by Baltimore street philosophy. My credit card company sent me a notice that they were raising my interest rates considerably (to nearly 30%.) Whoa Nelly! So with great credit standing and having used their card for years, this was their idea of good customer relations? Oh hell, no. They must have wanted to get rid of customers like me is all that I can figure. Why I would expect more of the greedy bastards is silly, I guess, but I do. Rather than complain to grease the wheels, I promptly changed credit card companies. It is as close to being Omar as I can get, I guess.