TajLV settling in to retirement, life is good
There is a VISA commercial currently airing on television. It portrays a busy cafeteria where everything is running like clockwork. Guests are being served at a rapid pace, getting their food, paying with their VISA cards, and moving right along to their tables. Then everything suddenly comes to a screeching halt. People run into each other. Food trays tip over. Some guy at checkout has pulled out his wallet to pay with cash, disrupting the entire flow. The implication is that a “fast world requires fast payment.”
Am I the only person deeply upset by this commercial? Why is everyone in such a hurry? Why do we need to eat/pay fast? What’s wrong with managing your finances carefully by paying with cash for small purchases? Is this fast-paced world VISA that portrays a reality we now accept? Am I alone in wanting a slower, more deliberate, more considered life?