From the daily archives: Sunday, April 1, 2012

Cardless? How timely

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It seems the Visa network was down with a technical problem for a short time Sunday. Any of the cashless notice?

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Cardless people get a lot of them!

My wallet seriously weighs like 5 lbs right now. And of course, while paying for coffee today- I decided to unload some of my change and commenced digging through my purse to find 78 cents… the woman behind me audibly sighed as I searched for the last dime. [...]

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Rolling deep…

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After paying my rent prior to the 4pm deadline and stashing my cash in a drawer, I was ready for the week.  My initial anxiety about this contest is that I will feel as if I get some sort of “bonus” for using my credit card…yikes.  After filling up my gas tank and being charged [...]

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12 minutes

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I lasted precisely 12 minutes as a devoted cardless consumer.

I was assigned into the cashless group, but was willing to make the trade with another smackdown participant because I am pretty big proponent of carrying cash.  I made sure that I paid rent, deposited my roommate’s portion of rent back in my account, paid [...]

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I cheated on my first day. I know that’s bad, but I had a premonition that I would be “cardless” and somehow pre-planning to go to the ATM after 4:00 p.m. made it seem okay. Like I could have gone to the ATM at 3:30, but it would have been really inconvenient, almost impossible, I [...]

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At about 9 PM last night, my brain decided that my 14 hour thesis binge was over. While all good things must come to an end, so too (mercifully) must all bad things.

In a near vegetative state, I joined my wife in the living room to watch something on TV. Nothing was on, with [...]

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