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Jeff Stahler for February 14, 2019

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    mr_sherman Premium Member 12 months ago

    The person at the register couldn’t count change, even though the register does it for them.

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    Jason Allen  12 months ago

    What, they were paying with dimes?

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    bob666  12 months ago

    That I would like to see.

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    jbrobo Premium Member 12 months ago

    I hear ya. My son that is 37 has in his wallet a drivers license and two cards. He never carries cash. I carry cards that I seldom need and a few bucks that I seldom spend. I guess I could do the same as him. I’m just not very fond looking at the visa bill and bank statement. But they do tell me where my money goes. Shocking I tell you!

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    sanderling75  12 months ago

    Person who actually uses cash? Rara avis in this day and time. And I am proud to be one of that vanishing species.

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    DanFlak  12 months ago

    I hardly use cash anymore myself, at least on purchases over $20.

    However I worked in a grocery store in high school and college. I can add things up in grease pencil on a paper bag and make change in my head.

    Sometimes I get a funny look when the bill is $17.27 and I hand them a $20 bill and two pennies. “Just do it,” I tell them and they are amazed that I get three quarters with the change.

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima Premium Member 12 months ago

    Cash from what country?

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    Masterskrain Premium Member 12 months ago

    This would be SO much funnier if it wasn’t SO sadly true.

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    Zen-of-Zinfandel  12 months ago

    And they ordered a chai tea latte with skim milk, no foam and extra hot.

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    Li'l ol' me Premium Member 12 months ago

    I may not use cash much, but we don’t use credit cards. So using the debit card does the same thing, however I have heard of some research that says using a plastic card actually contributes to you spending more. I am contemplating moving more to just cash. However the twits at Visa and MasterCard have made some trials lately where they pay the stores to not take cash and only accept plastic. Why? Because people spend more when using plastic, which means that their fees for processing the transactions increase.

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    brwydave Premium Member 12 months ago

    Here in Oregon, it’s cash, and cash only at the cannabis store. Federal Banking regulations you know.

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    Bookworm  12 months ago

    I would suspect that it wasn’t the person paying cash that caused the delay; it was the cashier who didn’t know how to ring up a cash sale or make change from doing so.

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member 12 months ago

    Cash is bad enough.. but when a senior.. with poor eyesight brings out a bag of coupons.. doomed

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    Spock  12 months ago

    This story works only if you’re late for a minute. If you need an excuse for being late more than 5 minutes, you better say “Sorry I’m late… I got stuck about a guy whose phone batteries where empty and who had forgotten the code of his credit card.” Sounds much more convincing.

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    Spock  12 months ago

    Until some years ago, I would have asked “who goes shopping directly before an important meeting anyway”, but actually I have to ask “who does still meet in conference rooms to discuss something?” I’m participating in conferences about ten times a week, and as everybody else, except for the weekly standup, I do it by Webex. And if I cannot make it to sit in my office in time, I’m participating by using my private mobile from anyplace. Webex does run on the mobile, and it works fine (better with earphones, though. Mostly I’m sitting in the metro then and it might be loud there).

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    Rad-ish, see No Ambiguity on Sherpa Premium Member 12 months ago

    Wait, let me get out my check book…

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    tompet46  12 months ago

    Sorry Jeff you got this wrong. I always get stuck behind the kid using his debit card on a 75 cent pop. Cash is king.

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    eideard  12 months ago

    My wife and I use Bluetooth. Apple Pay. :-]

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    moosemin  12 months ago

    “Visa CEO Al Kelly puts it more bluntly;“We’re focused on putting cash out of business,” he said at a Visa investor conference last month, as quoted at the Wall Street Journal.

    Do we still have enforceable laws against monopolies? This sounds what Al Kelly is aiming for.

    If he gets his way, how will we tip waiters & waitresses?

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