Several weeks before my last plane trip I received an email from my charge card company with the subject Your Upcoming Travel Plans.
I hadn't shared any plans with them, and the whole thing felt slightly creepy. But when I opened the message it reminded me that we had paid for the airline tickets with that particular charge card. Based on that the company had made a note of the date we were leaving. The email went on to say the company had automatically added a travel notice to the card so it wouldn't get declined in the new area.
The whole thing made sense, but still felt a little Big Brother-ish.
Five years ago today: Disremember