Blockbuster Video and other of Life's Ironies So I'm in Blockbuster earlier tonight and looking to possibly rent a movie for the evening. I pick out the movie that I want, and go up front to rent it. Now, I don't have a membership there, and haven't had one for quite some time, so I was prepared to open an account with them. I had the major necessary items: A phone bill statement (to verify address), my driver's license, & last but not least (and perhaps almost most important) my Visa debit card. I figured that these items would be enough (along with possibly a blood sample) to open up an account. Oh how very wrong I was. Before I was even allowed to dirty up an application with my lowly fingerprints, I was asked if I had a major credit card. I do not have a major credit card - I have not had one nor wanted one for over 6 years now. As is the apparent policy for this benevolent company, it would appear that this is the hallmark document needed in order to walk away from the store with one of their precious DVD's or tapes. As I said... I do not have one. I walked away from the store feeling a bit slighted and just a little pissed off. I mean c'mon... I have all the documentation needed to track me down and take my first born child if I don't return your damn video Blockbuster!! Why in the hell do you need a credit card eh?!?!?! Am I not good enough for you?!?!? Am I not credit-worthy?!?!?!? I mean, I have a visa debit card... which is in essence my bank card, but it backed up by the Visa logo... which is virtually a surrogate credit card. That's not good enough is it huh?!?!? Anyhow, I left the store and wandered over to QFC (a grocery store chain here in Washington State) and rented the stupid movie I was looking for. But... as I was heading over there, I got to thinking. Did you know that I can rent a car from any of the rental car agencies with just my Visa debit card??? It's true!! I can! I can rent a $25,000 vehicle for as long a I want to using my card... but I can't rent a damn $2.99 video from Blockbuster! Irony is not without it's sense of humor.