We live in the world of virtual money — but has the ATM card replaced the money in your pocket?
I know so many people who swear away from ATM cards and prefer to carry hard cash in their pocket and I wonder why they risk robbery and forsake the safety of the electronic transaction.
If I carry cash in pocket, it is usually under twenty dollars. I’m not even sure why I carry that much cash when everything I need to buy can be bought with an ATM card.
I know people — “regular people” not rich people — who routinely carry $600-$900 in their pockets every single day!
What are they doing with that much cash in pocket?
I know they are not selling drugs or buying and selling in the grey market — but I have no idea what they plan to spend so much money on every day.
I can’t directly ask them what they’re doing with all that cash in hand — rent and vig rates and lease terms are always fair game in The Big City — but hard cash is, for some reason, a different game with a wild-eyed drummer and a riskier strategy against the living.