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What is societies obsession with carrying cash?

  • 23-12-2022 10:05pm
    Registered Users Posts: 304 ✭✭JizzBeans

    I had to wait in line for an unreasonable amount of time today for some middle-aged moron to pay for a coffee and cigarettes. More specifically, the customer didn't want to break a 20 euro note. So, instead he proceeded to empty the contents of his overstuffed wallet and dirty pockets on to the counter and try and make up the price from loose change.

    The whole ordeal took nearly 10 minutes between all the pocket searching and counting out 5 and 10 cent coins. I asked the man politely if he could hurry up and just use the 20 but just looked flustered and continued to count.

    And all the while, he kept saying, hold on now, I have it, one sec, let me check my wallet again. The line was at least 12 people long by the end of it. It was a totally unnecessary situation that just caused delay. I wanted to shout at him use the 20 or tap your effing card and p*ss off.

    Why do some people behave like this? Why bother with physical cash if you just want to get rid of it anyway?

    There has been a lot of coverage on a cashless society lately and I still haven’t heard a single good reason for carrying cash other than ah I like to have a bit of cash