I went to a local grocery store for lunch today, not expecting it to turn into a Life Lesson, but that’s what happened.
The servers connected to the cash registers were down, making checking out an impossibility for most people, except me, because I always carry some cash. Being in a few hurricanes, and other natural disasters has taught me the value of always having a few greenbacks on me.
I got to the checkout aisle, and asked if cash would make things go faster, and a senior clerk leaned over from the other aisle, and told the clerk in my aisle not to scan anything, that she would handle it.
And she did. She totaled up my food, asked for $30, I gave it to her, and I was on my way, while the other folks trying to use plastic were standing around in frustration.
Always carry some cash. Even if you don’t think you’ll need it, one day, you will, and you’ll be glad you did.