Cashless society

There’s a type of person – and I’m one – who insists on retaining the passbook in order to put in and draw out cash.  To the right in our bank is a cash machine which I’ll not touch with a ten foot barge pole, for all sorts of reasons, the primary one being that they are trying to force us to.

The other day, the same old thing happened- only one on a till and a queue, in order to punish us for our temerity in sticking to cash the old-fashioned way.

Then there was the news yesterday of the government crackdown on cash transactions.  While this is tied in with the payment of tax, there’s also more than a little element of political control.  All it does is make me hang onto cash even more vehemently.

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6 comments for “Cashless society

  1. Bob H
    July 15, 2017 at 17:43

    We never use debit cards to buy goods unless caught at a card only petrol pump.
    I have not used my Credit card for the last 10 years either.

    Only a dumb compliant idiot leaves a computer record of his daily journeys, a record that will be bought and sold to the highest bidder.

    We get cash at the bank, or hole in the wall as the local branch is now closed, and we pay with cash only.

    Additionally we reject all loyalty cards whenever they are offered. My response is usually, “why on earth should I be loyal to Tesco?”

  2. Richard
    July 15, 2017 at 18:08

    Yep, the whole cashless thing is to make all income taxable, to stop people having independant power, to interfere with moral choices (drugs and prostitution) and to keep tabs on what people are doing.
    Maybe that’s why there’s such a drive against tobacco, the ideal commodity currency.

  3. July 15, 2017 at 18:22

    The other day in ASDA, the checkout lady asked if I minded giving my postcode to her – it was for a survey. I was as polite as I could manage.

    • Brightside Bob
      July 16, 2017 at 16:08

      Perhaps ‘we’ should memorise postcodes of retail outlets head offices, then quote them as ‘our’ postcode…

      Then again, maybe I should get a life. 🙁

  4. Wolfie
    July 15, 2017 at 21:01

    In a cashless society they will turn off your accounts at the moment of dissent.

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