For Security, You Say

Just had the following conversation while trying to pay for some items at Dillard's.

Me: {holds out credit card to pay}

Store Associate: "Can I get your zip code for the card?"

Me: "No" 

SA: "I have to have it to take a credit card" 

Me: "No you don't." 

SA: "It's for security for the chip card" 

Me: "No. The chip and the PIN is for security. The only use you have for a zip code is analytics and marketing." 

SA: "It's for security."

(Now, this is the sixth place I've been to and finally found a scarf. Do you know how hard it is to find a decent winter scarf in South Florida?) 

Me: "OK." {makes up 5 digit zip code that's probably in KY}

Card Reader: INSERT CARD. ENTER PIN. APPROVED. REMOVE CARD.  

SA: "Do you want your receipt emailed?" 

Me: "What do you think?"