Credit for my discoveries
One of my forays into alternative reality appears more mundane: my own credit history.
In late March 2017, while going through my credit card receipts, I noticed there were several receipts for purchases made in February on my Sears MasterCard for which I had not yet received a bill. I was a bit concerned for I feared that my credit number might have been stolen and my card address may have been changed, an experience I had several years ago.
However, I then noted that the closing date for the next bill was March 30, so I had no reason to worry yet.
On April 6, I received a Sears MasterCard bill for four purchases made in March, but nothing for mid and late February. I retrieved my credit card receipt envelope and discovered all the February Sears receipts were no longer there. Apparently, a new time line or alternative universe had been created in which I had never made those Sears card purchases or the purchases had been made on one of my other cards.
Perhaps this was a message from the universe that I should take “credit” for discovering alternative times. Or maybe the altered credit history means I could lose credit for my accomplishments.
I realize that even if I offer supporting evidence for the existence of a parallel universe, as I have done with the Batman painting, skeptics will still insist that any such discovery must be done by a highly credentialed physicist. Couch potato pundits just don’t do that kind of thing.
Image Sears MasterCard sample © 2016 Citibank, N.A., fair use