I've been very close to having my own credit card, but my dad always manages to barge in. He claims that he has a very wide credit that I can use at will. The problem is, that it's his and not mine.
My online shopping gets done with his card, the time I went shopping to McAllen last year he gave me his card. I had cash on my anyway. I bought my laptop with his card too.
So, today in the car I was chatting up with him. Suddenly I tell him, "Daddy, I think it's time that I start building credit history and should get my own card." He tells me what he's always said, " You can always use my history". I insist on the subjet. He simply reaches for the glove compartment and takes out a spare card he has and gives it to me. " Use this when you need it".
So much for that try