I put 95% of my non-rent payments on my credit card (and most of the time, I pay my bill on time and in full every month). Yes, that means I am the annoying person who uses a card to buy a $0.59 chocolate at the local bookstore. Today I went to get brunch with a couple of friends, though, and I realized why it’s always helpful to have cash on hand.
My friend paid for our brunch at the restaurant, and I said I would pick up the tab when we go get coffee at the downstairs coffee shop. When we got to the register though, of course there was a giant sign that said CASH ONLY. I was a little embarrassed but my friend very nicely took care of that as well, and told me not to worry about it.
I had a great time, but I just hope they don’t think I’m THAT friend who uses the “no cash” excuse to get free food. ‘Cause nobody likes THAT friend. -_-
I am going to start carrying a little bit of cash now. Especially when we go out to dinner next time.
photo by dailylifeofmojo