We could write on a piece of paper “I promise to pay the bearer, the amount of the sum of one pound” and start a whole new system based on trust and respect….oh, hang on.As banks seem to favour closing branches, I think you will see a lot more of this, and more ways to move your money around, let's just hope the electric stays on.
Apart from local bartering (wood, eggs, produce, grass cutting) and a pound coin for a shopping trolley I haven’t used cash for ages, not since Covid started. In the event the electric and internet fails, my dentist won’t know much about my teeth, the doctor will have to start over, but on the plus side my bank won’t know about my overdraft and the taxman won’t be able to hound me.
I’m pretty sure the Inland Revenue don‘t know what they’re on about even with computers. Apparently my last tax accounts are ‘outstanding’. I don’t even remember sending them, but they obviously liked them a lot.
Nite all, watch your backs, thieving is nothing new.