CEE’S WORLD SHARING EVENT – Marilyn Armstrong

Share Your World – April 30, 2018


Do you use paper money? If so is your money organized sequentially according to denomination?

Basically, no. I never have any paper money. It’s common for me to not have a single piece of folding money in my wallet. Maybe a few odd coins, but that’s it.

Everything costs so much, there’s no point in trying to keep enough cash for daily use. You take out $20. Remember when $20 was a week of money for everything including coffee and lunch?

You go to the grocery. Buy a newspaper and a jug of lemonade and you’ve got $3 and some change left. The amount of money I’d have to carry around would be ridiculous.

Now … the real question … are your credit cards in order? The answer is that the things I need all the time – driver’s licence, bank card, Medicare, Blue Cross, Social Security, and all those cute little cards that have the serial number of my various spare parts … those are in one small section of my wallet. Everything else is wherever it landed.

You are comfortable doing nothing? For long stretches of time?

Does nothing include using the computer?

If yes, then absolutely. If not, absolutely not.

What is your greatest strength?

I can think problems through and usually figure a way out. Next, if I can’t find a way out, I am pretty good at shrugging and saying “Oh well, something will happen … ” and usually, it does.

Third? I know when to apologize. If I’m wrong, I say so quickly and emphatically. There is nothing to be gained by letting bad vibes accumulate.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  

I loved getting the roses pruned. One more nice day would have really helped, though. I thought we’d get at least two days. Now we are awaiting another nice one. The princes of meteorology make promises, but I’m beginning to not trust them.

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. Retired! Yay!

9 thoughts on “CEE’S WORLD SHARING EVENT – Marilyn Armstrong”

  1. When we first moved to Tasmania a lot of the local tradies would not take cards and not all shops had EFTPOS so you really needed to carry cash. Now, even our Op Shop does EFTPOS so it’s not a disaster not to have any cash but I like to have some on me when I go out even if it’s only $20. I get most of my shopping delivered as it’s just easier without a car but if I “top up” at the local shop and only want, milk, bread, fruit and veg or something like that I’ll generally pay with cash. If I need meat, and I do prefer to buy that locally, the plastic card usually comes out because meat has gotten so expensive

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    1. At this point, pretty much everybody — a few local holdouts — take cards because people really don’t carry cash and they’d be out of business otherwise. Garry like having some cash. I like it, but I don’t care all that much either because I don’t make the “small purchases” he makes. Most things are just TOO expansive for cash to count much.

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  2. I am one of the few cash holdouts. I shake my head when the person in front of me swipes a card for a 59 cent pack of gum. The store is getting charged a “swipe fee” for that transaction that’s probably three times the cost of that! The card companies are making a boatload on our love of plastic. I make enough purchases under $20 that there’s no need to get the card out but a couple times a week…

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    1. I never know what to take out of the bank anyhow and Garry winds up swiping it from me anyway. If I did more shopping, I’d probably hang onto some cash. But I don’t shop, so I don’t need it.

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