#637 – Cash

It’s really weird when I run into a cash only place now. Cash? Huh? I guess I have a jar of change on my table at home… I’ll be right back?

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11 thoughts on “#637 – Cash”

  1. Voyager says:

    A whole new take on dine and dash…

  2. Miles says:

    I generally am prepared for cash only… although right this minute, they would have to break a large bill to do so.
    To be fair, many of the local businesses here have moments when their credit machine is down, and they fail to let you know until it is time to pay.

  3. jammit says:

    Back in a jiff, or not. At least for you it’ll seem like a jiff. I may have aged the next moment you see me, or I might send an earlier version of myself.

  4. McGehee says:

    My first-ever visit to a Waffle House was before they started taking plastic, and I didn’t have enough cash.

    My second-ever visit to a Waffle House did not happen until many years later, and by then…

  5. Geoff says:

    In the 70’s, your order was ready before you paid.

  6. kktkkr says:

    I’ve seen his time-traveling friend around:
    http://invisiblebread.com/2013/05/whoa/

  7. Morris Keesan says:

    One of my favorite diners takes credit cards, but their card receipts don’t have a place for adding a tip. This felt a bit awkward the first time I was there and didn’t have much cash with me. I made sure to tip double the next time I went (same server).

  8. Azkyroth says:

    I don’t encounter this very often, but an inconvenient number of places arbitrarily accept everything but Visa.

  9. kingklash says:

    Well, back in the day, his order would have been only a couple of bucks. I just happen to have a issue of Reader’s Digest, February 1972, right here. On pages 50-51, there is an ad on the lower halves of both pages for McDonald’s. An order of a Big Mac, cheese burger, regular burger, Filet O’fish, fries for each, chocolate shake, strawberry shake, Coke, and orange drink all can be had for less than $4.00! That’s why Time Machines need to be invented, the cheap prices.

  10. Arcan says:

    Finally made it through. I’ve been reading through tBoB every couple of years, and on latest archive binge I noticed Maximumble. It’s amazing how much humor you have packed into one human. Unless of course… you aren’t one…
    Dun Dun Dun?

  11. Justin says:

    Tim Hortons used to be cash only, to promote “Speed of Service.” They started accepting debit around the same time as the more secure chips were being widely adopted. The extra security also meant much longer wait times.

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