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30-07-2020, 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Roxy ->
I pay at the pump for my diesel but I don't touch the key pad with my finger. I use the tip of my car key to punch in my number..
I use one glove to operate the fuel pump handle, then dispose of that and walk to the pay kiosk and use contactless. The only problem I did experience, just the once recently, was when their card machine wouldn't do contactless for some reason, then I had to use the keypad. To be on the safe side though, as much as possible, it was then down to not touching my face at all and ensuring my hands were washed thoroughly on arriving home.

Now I am thinking it might be better to keep the glove on until I have completed the transaction, then if the machine didn't work I could use that hand to key in the passcode.

All this thinking twice before doing anything that used to be such a 'normal' everyday routine is getting to be such hard work!
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30-07-2020, 07:44 PM
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I know,....My mattress has become very lumpy with all the 50 notes I have hidden under it...will I live long enough to spend it all I ask Myself,
I could come and tread it down for you May.....
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30-07-2020, 07:53 PM
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Originally Posted by The Artful Todger ->
Serious question.

What about those of us (I'm pretty sure that I'm not unique) who don't WANT to keep up with the times.

I'll use some of my own predictions to illustrate my point. Take wrist watches. I could easily buy and make full use of a smart watch. But I don't want to. Same with digital watches - not for me. I'm strictly analogue. Analogue chronograph? Nah. I like a simple tells the time old turnip. OK it's an Omega but that's just 'cos when my last thing gave up the ghost I liked the look of it. The only concession to modernity that I made was that it's battery powered but that's because it was cheaper!

Then our television. Smart it isn't. Not because I couldn't navigate around the various features but I just don't WANT an all singing all dancing idiot box that does as it's (literally) told.

So likewise some people don't want to change themselves to fit the world and it's far from restricted to those of us who are long in the tooth.

Why should we?

OK I can well understand that contactless payment is an exceptionally good move during this pandemic but many folk don't want to use contactless payment and in a good number of cases for very good reasons least of all being an "age related window licker".
I could have wrote that myself Todger......My telly is also capable of being 'smart' but It isn't connected and I try not to spend too much time watching it anyway. Analogue is still preferable for my timepieces all except my stopwatch which I use for running.
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30-07-2020, 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by OldGreyFox ->
I could come and tread it down for you May.....
Hmm!...I may just take You up on that Rab..gerron Yer bike and get up here quick and I'll shower You with Scottish 50 notes...You could be My last hope,

PS...don't tell the Wife.
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30-07-2020, 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by May ->
Hmm!...I may just take You up on that Rab..gerron Yer bike and get up here quick and I'll shower You with Scottish 50 notes...You could be My last hope,

PS...don't tell the Wife.
I'm sure she won't mind May..........Might be a while though...
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