I AM a few months away from turning 80 and I don’t like being told how to pay for goods or services, i.e. by card or online banking.
I’ve been asked more than once if I had considered banking online, so one day I said to the teller at the counter, “and have you considered getting unemployed?” ”
Banks close left, right and center. In Darwen alone, there is only the postal bank.
I use a computer, but I would never bank online. I don’t trust it. Scammers are improving all the time and even using a computer you need to be careful.
I recently tried to book a few days with rooms in a Travelodge and since I had not banked online I was told if I booked on my landline I would be charged an extra £ 100. When I asked why, the answer was supply and demand, so I told them it was a big scam and went elsewhere.
I don’t want a smartphone – they’re the bane of my life.
The children and grandchildren visit then after “Hello” take out the phones. They are even taken to the table. No wonder today’s children have lost the art of conversation ”
And if they didn’t have a calculator, they wouldn’t be able to add and subtract. I did it myself while they were still thinking about it.
What a sad world we live in.