It’s a joke format that’s making its rounds on the platform and elsewhere, probably best summed up by the experts over at Know Your Meme:
“People imagine scenarios where a credit card gets declined at an unusual establishment, causing the staff of the establishment to undo the work they’ve already started in a creative way.”
That’s it. That’s the bit. And weirdly enough, it’s kind of hilarious. Here are thirteen examples of what the internet thinks might happen if your card got declined at these places in particular:
13. A brunch joint
White women everywhere will be devastated.
imagine your card declines at brunch and the server takes your phone and deletes the boomerang of clinking mimosas that you took
— ovozo (@ZOverwhelming) September 10, 2020
For real though, I’m still $11,000 in debt.
Imagine your card declined at college and they gave you your happiness and energy back
— Jaris (@Jarisdotwav) September 10, 2020
11. Conversion camp
(This is a funny joke but these places are real and horrible and should be illegal.)
Imagine your card declines at conversion therapy and they make u gay again
— ً (@dumbitchstar) September 11, 2020
10. A therapist’s office
Oh how the turntables…
imagine your card declines at therapy and your therapist starts telling you their problems
— 333 (@notThreat3x) September 10, 2020
9. A swimming pool
Money troubles? You get the bubbles.
imagine your card declines during a swimming lesson and the instructor starts drowning you
— 👁👄👁 (@janasami_) September 10, 2020
8. The gym
Pack it all back on.
imagine your card declines at the gym and they make you eat the calories you’ve burned off in front of them
— Gymshark (@Gymshark) September 9, 2020
7. A funeral
Wait but shouldn’t they bring you back to life?
Imagine your card declines at your funeral and they throw you in the dumpster
— Annabelle ➐ (@Annabllebitch) September 10, 2020
6. A piercing parlor
I don’t ever want to hear the term “ear meat” again, thank you.
imagine your card declines at the ear piercing shop and they put the ear meat back in your hole😭😭
— tahani🐝. (@txhxni_12) September 10, 2020
5. The orthodontist
It was 100 degrees and the skyline looked like crooked teeth…
Imagine your card declines at the orthodontist and they knock your teeth crooked again.
— 𝕥𝕖𝕖hiago alcantara. (@_spill_the_tee_) September 10, 2020
4. Spirit Halloween
This got real dark real quick.
imagine your card declines at spirit halloween so they kill you and use your body as one of the animatronics
— dani (@gloombugg) September 10, 2020
The ultimate punishment.
Imagine your card declines at KFC, then they make you unlick your fingers
— adam ツ (@adamuhammad_) September 10, 2020
2. The delivery room
Welcome to the world, now get out.
Imagine your card declines when your giving birth and the doctors shove the baby back in
— these h0£s aint loyal ➐ (@hoesnotloy4l) September 10, 2020
Pretty sure they’d do the opposite, but OK.
Imagine your card declines at daycare and they keep your kid
— Sarah (@sarahthegoofy) September 12, 2020
Like all good Twitter memes, this too will soon pass. But I’m really enjoying it while it lasts.
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