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.