Demonetization blues, reds, purples and the whole range of the rainbow
This post is a bit late but I wanted to jolt down my thoughts about the 2016’s big jolt demonization tsunami.
Well, for starters I used to keep some money for emergency @ home and that was mostly a few 500 notes so there they into the savings bank account again.
So the papers report all the struggle the “common man” is suffering due to the long queues @ ATM and banks, and we too had a bit of squeezing to do with keeping the change, trying to pay by credit card and mobile wallets wherever we could and we peacefully succeeded. The “popular” mobile wallet company’s next forthcoming days were paradise , small vendors I.e. Tea stalls, pain-puri stalls and even the auto-rickshaws accepted digital payments.
I was already paying most of my Utilities through the “other” online wallet (ahem : freecharge.in) so demonetization didn’t really that too.
And loo!! One Sunday morning they newspaper guy turns up on our doorstep (yes, we are kind of backward that way) to collect a year’s worth of bill. And he was obligingly & willingly accepting cheques.
The milkman was willing to forgo payment and accept whatever cash we had.
Personally we were a bit cash strapped initially but we were willing to go through with it because others too were supportive. We totally support the cashless economy dream.