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What You Really Wish You Could Have Said to the Client Who Wanted to Pay with EBT Cards

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What You Really Wish You Could Have Said to the Client Who Wanted to Pay with EBT Cards

“I should go to jail for you because … ?”

To the client with four EBT cards (all with variations of the same name) trying to buy diamond earrings and demanding I was legally required to accept them.

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