Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Cards and such


These days cards are making spending nonchalant. Had two of my cash cards top-up this morning. Then it dawned on me. Cards are making purses and wallets lighter . Well in every sense of the word.
Many won't bat an eyelid to pay for a thousand dollar dress. Just hand the card over, a swipe and a stroke of the pen, it's yours. Definately would feel the pinch if I had to see all the $50s and $100 slowly slipping away from my hand. Well it hurts to see all those hard earned money going.......
Then there is the cash card. Indeed it is a stored value card. But how many also realised that once the money has been handed over, payment has been made for services yet to be rendered? Money spent. No matter how long you intend to stretch that amount stored. Left on the counter of the top-up machine was an unwanted receipt. I had a glanced, the amount in the cash card $550. A small amount to many but multiply that with all the cars on the road. Generous? Kiasu? Forgetful?


No pix from me. My camera is not working ):

9 comments:

carcar said...

hey no worries, wat's wrong with yr cam? the yellow flower is nice, is it ginko flower or?

ya we are living in cashless world now...gotta be wiser in spending money...my transport fee cost me ard 100 per mth leh...take out taxi fare somemore, i sometimes take cab if i am late, hehe..

IML said...

carcar
Hi, how's the throat?? You are right!!! It is ginko leaves.
With the petrol price at S$1.80 I am paying S$77 to fill up my tank!!!
Traveling is expensive these days.

Robin said...

wah.. 550.. I top up max to 50 but then it finished in less than 1 month...

If you park in Shenton, one day is S$42.. so u will need 550.

A Fellow Traveler said...

to be precise it's ginkgo biloba leaves hahahaha, no pun intended

Lam Chun See said...
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Lam Chun See said...

One of my bigest grouses about Spore as compared to, say Malaysia, is the efficiency with which they take our money even before we spend it.

Besides the cash card, ezlink card, we also have carpark coupons. If you make a mistake when you tear the coupon - too bad

IML said...

LCS
Come to think of it, I still have some outdated coupons!!!

Chen said...

we are so used to card.. And of course there are pro and contra in everything.. The good thing is most thing become cashless & we don't have to carry a big bulk of $$ together with us. Most importantly is .. don't overspend :)

IML said...

Chen
Good morning!!! You are right. I don't want to be pennyless when I am 80!!!