February 2, 2023

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Cash isn’t real anymore

crop man getting dollars from wallet

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Can we all agree that everyone just keeps all their money in their accounts anyway, so when using cash nowadays, it pretty much just feels like funny money?

I might be going out on a limb here but, because you don’t get a notification after using cash or get to watch the number dwindle down in your bank account after spending it, it almost makes it seem like the cash you have in your wallet is like “free funny money.”

It’s like coupons for everyday life. Like you can just spend it all willy nilly with no consequences and then you’re out until the next time you magically wind up with cash in your wallet. Right? Like you can use it all up and it just doesn’t matter because that’s not what’s in your actual bank account.

crop man counting dollar banknotes
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Like seriously, how much cash do you carry on you and when was the last time you used cash for a legal transaction? I average anywhere from $0 to $180 of cash on me at any given time. I either have absolutely no cash on me… Or way too much cash on me. And literally the only time I use cash is to pay any business that wants to vehemently avoid taxes. Haircuts from by boy, Atalo? Cash only. A chicken parm from Gianfranco’s? Cash only. Fruit cart guy? 1,000% cash only. And then the worst is when you get change and it’s like seven dollars and forty eight cents. Great, now I gotta be responsible for all these coins. And doesn’t matter how much change it is, it’s the number of coins that I have to deal with that really pisses me off. I’d rather hold on to three pennies over nine coins worth 79 cents. I’m sorry but anything more than 4 coins, it’s going in the tip jar.

We have the technology where I can hold my phone up to a “thingy” and it just pays. That’s it. Transaction complete. Over. No fuss, no mess. That’s the way of the future, which is why cash is so obsolete at this point. When you local drug dealer takes out a “Square” reader on his phone and starts accepting Apple Pay…. that’s when we’ll know, cash is done forever.

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