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Many people are surprised to find out that I am not a fan of the cash only method of spending. I rarely carry cash and when I do, I spend it. I am much more likely to hand over a $20 bill than swipe a card.
That being said, this method became a slight annoyance when I was scheduled for surgery almost 3 hours away. The quickest route was taking a toll road. Guess what you need to pay tolls? Cash. Yes, there are systems like EZ Pass but you have to sign up for them ahead of time. You would’ve thought that I would’ve simply gone to the bank and pulled out the cash a day or two before. Nope, this never even occurred to me until the night before, after everything was closed.
Our only option was to stop by an ATM. Granted, this is not that big of a deal. But…I HATE paying ATM fees.
Obviously, I am aware that paying a small ATM fee is not the end of the world and this is basically a random rant but I did want to point out that everyone has these days. Everyone has something they stress about that the rest of the world doesn’t see as important.
Now, I’ve changed my thoughts about never carrying cash. I think I’ll keep $20 on me, just in case. Because that $2 ATM fee is really bothering me that much.