An AU student used her debit card for a small purchase at the Eagle’s Nest late Wednesday evening, inconveniencing the nine cash-carrying patrons waiting impatiently behind her in line.
Freshman Rachel Matthews purchased a 20-ounce bottle of Diet Coke with her credit card instead of cash, despite the transaction’s total of $1.09.
As Matthews waited for the cash register to print her receipt, some members of the queue stared at her with barely concealed rage, while others sighed loudly.
“I can’t believe she used a charge card for a damned soda,” said sophomore Ryan Zepp, who stood in line during Matthews’ purchase. “I had to endure an extra 30 seconds at the Nest because that dumbass didn’t have a dollar.”
Other patrons in line expressed similar sentiments, declaring Matthews’ use of her credit card as “inconsiderate” and “retarded,” given the value of such a modest purchase.
“I really wanted to smack that girl,” senior Anita Zemler said of Matthews.
“It was bad enough that I had to wait nearly 20 minutes for my stupid Subway sandwich. Use your EagleBuck$ card like the rest of us!”
Zemler added, “You should have seen the look on [Matthews’] face while she waited for the credit card to process. She tried to act cool, but she definitely knew everyone hated her. What a whore.”
Matthews reportedly dropped her pen before signing her receipt, much to the dismay and fury of those in line.
“Oh my God, when the b——dropped the pen, I wanted to beat the s—- out of her,” said freshman Rory Allen.
Matthews was unavailable for comment, as she was too busy fumbling with her student ID at the entrance to Letts Hall while 14 card-carrying students stood angrily behind her in the pouring rain.