I’ve been conducting sort of an experiment over the past few weeks. I wanted to see how long I could go without using any cash. No bills. Only my debit or credit cards. In fact, I haven’t had any cash in my wallet, nor have I gone to the ATM since several weeks before Thanksgiving. (I don’t know of the exact date because I only started the experiment when I realized it had been some time since I’d used any cash.)
In the meantime, I’ve been to restaurants, supermarkets, drugstores, gas stations and driven through tolls without using cash.
Until today, that is, when I needed a haircut. Some things never change. My barber still uses a decades-old manual cash register.
I wonder how long it will be before cash transactions are completely obsolete.