The State Fair is joining the cashless society:
Whether it's buying an elephant ear or tickets for rides on the Midway, visitors to this year's Indiana State Fair will have more opportunities to use their credit and debit cards. Fair officials say after listening to customer feedback, they've added more ATM locations around the Fairgrounds and more vendors will accept credit cards.
I resisted using a debit card for years; I had visions of losing the receipts or just forgetting to enter them into the checkbook. Then I'd end up with much less money in the checking account than I thought and write a check that would bounce. There'd be an embarrassing confrontation, and I might end up on Judge Judy or, worse, Jerry Springer. After being humiliated nationally, I'd have no choice but to . . .
. . . Where was I? Oh, yeah. My sister pestered me for years to use the silly thing, but I resisted. I finally gave in a year ago and discovered what she'd always said: It is an incredibly more convenient way to pay for things. And I just put the receipts in my wallet behind the debit card. When one more won't fit, I take them all out an update my checkbook. Once upon a time, I felt naked and unprepared for the world if I didn't have a certain amount of cash in my pocket. (ATTENTION, WOULD-BE MUGGERS WHO MIGHT BE READING THIS BLOG) I no longer f