Sunday, June 24, 2012

Carry some cash

Was out driving yesterday when some rough weather hit. I figured it was as good a time any any to pull off the road and fill up with gas.

But when I swiped my credit card at the pump, I got the dreaded "see attendant" prompt. Tried a second card. Same prompt.

The rain had let up, so I walked in. Heavy rain or possibly lightning has knocked out their link to credit card processors. The store would only be taking cash for an indefinite period.

How many people today run their tanks down to "E" with only an ATM or credit cards in their wallets?

We have too much confidence services we take for granted will always be there. It mever hurts to have a least a couple of twenties within reach as a back up.

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