While checking into the H1 Roma Citta, what is supposed to be a 4* business hotel, I had this conversation with the desk clerk. It is absolutely ridiculous as the new norm in the...
Clerk: we can't accept that kind of credit card.
Me: you don't accept visa?
C: we take visa, but not that kind of card.
M: it is just a normal credit card.
C: the numbers aren't right. You have to use another card or cash.
M: I don't have another card and I am not getting cash out that I wont have time to spend.
C: but we can't take your card.
M: I want to speak with a manager.
C: it is our policy but I can make an exception just this once for your card.
M: you do that.