Drabble by Kevin Fagan for August 17, 2022

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    i_am_the_jam  7 months ago

    Things are backward here. I have a card that can be tapped, but no one has a tap reader, not even the big stores.

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    Uncle Kenny  7 months ago

    I’ve been able to tap my card at Jersey Mike’s and Chick Fil A, but that’s about it.

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    Pharmakeus Ubik  7 months ago

    They are everywhere here. Tap tap tap your savings away.

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    dlkrueger33  7 months ago

    I have only found I can “tap” my credit card at Costco. Everywhere else I shop it’s inserted for chip reading.

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    jagedlo  7 months ago

    I don’t think that it’s because you’re old that he has to explain everything to you, Ralph!

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    mgl179  7 months ago

    Making credit card fraud and bankruptcy ever easier

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member 7 months ago

    It took me 2 or 3 years to get used to inserting for the chip and now I have to learn TAP! AAAARGH!

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    david_42  7 months ago

    Downside of ‘tapping’, if you forget your card the next person gets their stuff for free.

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    Clotty Peristalt  7 months ago

    If you can tap it, so can anyone who finds/steals your card. I WANT a PIN code for every transaction, but I can’t even specify that. Awful system.

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    Just-me  7 months ago

    There are two grocery stores from the same chain in town. One has machines where you can tap the card, the other doesn’t. It’s the smaller, older store which has the machines where you can tap the card.

    It makes absolutely no sense to me, but then again, very little does these days…

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    Tweet&Bleat  7 months ago

    My sister still pays for everything with personal checks, even groceries. Kinda embarrassing when I’m with her. She doesn’t trust debit cards.

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    Diane in comics land Premium Member 7 months ago

    It’s called RFID and an image with concentric arcs means your credit card can do it. It also means that a passerby (with the right equipment) can steal enough info to use your card. The least expensive way to protect your card is an RFID blocker sleeve. I’ve also considered asking my credit card company to send a card without it, but have yet to see if they will.

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    cuzinron47  7 months ago

    I’m kinda insulted that people automatically assume us old folks are technology challenged.

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    Rayonriver Premium Member 7 months ago

    They forgot cash. You could pay in cash.

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    schaefer jim  7 months ago

    Hey what happen to cash!

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    Realimaginary1 Premium Member 7 months ago

    That’s what Simon said!

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    pbr50138  7 months ago

    $36.47 for groceries? A year ago, we’d spend $136.47. Now days, it’s $236.47.

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