I never carry cash. Like never. I'm like a kindergartner. "Daddy, do you have any money?"
Today, I got my comeuppance. I was at Safeway (where I live!) and getting a soy mocha after the shopping (reward yourself after mundane tasks!) and I forget that my Starbucks' card doesn't work in their machines. To which they always act like I'm some kind of criminal -- it's not THEM you see. It's me.
"Are you SURE you have money on it?"
"It automatically reloads."
She looks at me doubtfully.
So I dig through my purse and come up with $4.45 cents. And it's $4.70. There is this kindly, elderly man behind me and he smiles at me with...dare I say it? PITY. He PITIES me because I cannot pay for my coffee. When I take my credit card out and swipe it, his face drops in disappointment -- like my welfare check has just bounced. I am everything that is wrong with the next generation!
Note to self: 2013 is the year of cash. Carry it. Use it. Money is our friend.