I was at the Kuwait International Airport and wanted some cash to spend at the Food Mall there .. specifically the Cinnabon outlet. Anyhoo .. I go to a ATM/Bank machine and insert my card. After all .. among the list of cards accepted is my Vista. I go to punch in my pin .. and . . uh-oh. I don't remember my pin number off the top of my head but instead .. it spells out a word. Normally .. ATM machines in the US have the same Letter/Number arrangement as your telephone. Simple. Punch in the remembered word. Not so in Kuwait. Ha. I luckily, one of the guys had a cell phone and saved me. Too funny. Intersting .. We call our numbers 'Arabic numbers'. I can see where we got the 1,2,3 and 9 (the 2,3 are simply rotated left 90°) .. and the 6 became our 7.. curious how we got the others. Their 4,5,7 and 8 obviously look like our E,V,O and A. I suppose somewhere . someone substituted characters that worked.When I was still active duty I'd use cash and/or credit. Sometimes I'd find an awesome sale/deal and use the credit card and pay it off. But when I did have the cash I would. Now when I took this contract job and started my JWT build everything was cash unless it was purchase over the net. I refuse to use my debit card over the net while in Kuwait. I've had my checking acct hacked into once and living w/o a debit card sucks!!!