A lot of young people don’t carry cash.
When shopping they pay for everything by EFTPOS regardless of how little it might cost.
Rotary Club of Oamaru’s Bookarama taught me that it’s not only the young who do that.
Some older than me used their EFTPOS cards to pay as little as $2.
That surprised me.
I almost always have an emergency $20 note stashed in my wallet, I don’t think I’v every used EFTPOS for anything less than that and I’d always make sure I had cash if I was going somewhere I was likely to pay a small amount.
But the number of people, old and young, paying very small amounts by EFTPOS at Bookarama suggest that this is no longer the norm.