No wonder we have a debt crisis Posted on 12th January | WTF I applied for a credit card today, and on the form was asked my job: It’s no wonder there’s a global problem with debt if school-aged children can apply for credit. Jem Turner firstname.lastname@example.org +44(0)7521056376 On facebook On twitter On linkedin funnyinternet 11 comments so far Aisling said: On January 12, 2012 at 3:30 pm Hahaha. In fairness, I suppose it would be possible to start working as a schoolchild if you worked in a family business. Or as a professional baby sitter. Jem said: On January 12, 2012 at 3:32 pm But you have to be 18 to have a credit card! 18 year olds aren’t typically school children… Aisling said: On January 12, 2012 at 4:33 pm I don’t know how your crazy country works! My friend got a credit card when she was still technically a “schoolchild” (only I think we just stick with “student” here) because she was going on exchange to Belgium. She was still in high school, just finishing grade 12 and then was going to do the equivalent of grade 12 in Belgium. Melissa said: On January 12, 2012 at 3:30 pm Wtf? O__o … and further down that list, what is a “professional senior”? XD Mumblies said: On January 12, 2012 at 5:13 pm Lol! You schoolchild you :p To answer Melissa :- I am hehe Stephanie said: On January 12, 2012 at 10:42 pm In the US, people under 18 can get a credit card with their parents’ names tied to it as well. Perhaps that what it means? Donna said: On January 12, 2012 at 10:58 pm I believe it would be the parents that would need to apply for that, rather than the child, so that section would be rather useless. You’d hope someone would have left school by 30+, but then again… Donna said: On January 12, 2012 at 10:58 pm I hope to someday make ‘Professional Senior’ my job title. That’s the main thing I got from this. Clem said: On January 13, 2012 at 2:22 am Hahaha, I like “professional senior”. I’m sure that’s an actual thing I’m just not aware of, but it’s funny. Meg said: On January 14, 2012 at 4:23 am I’m not sure if “professional senior” means pertains to senior citizens…? LOL. And “schoolchild” makes me think of kids, as in Mommy-I-want-that-toy kids, haha! Daly said: On January 26, 2012 at 8:13 pm Imagine that! The world would be a happier place if schoolkids could get a credit. Just think about it! Candy everywhere!