“Dad, can you lend me a fiver?”
In a world with cash:
“Yes of course just let me dig through my loose change, there’s always some hanging about in the drawer”
In a world without cash:
“Oh, err, I’ll have to switch the broadband on… hang on a minute the wifi’s down, err… what about my phone… err, the Bluetooth isn’t working again I can’t sync our accounts together… err… where’s that contactless payment card,… err… it won’t let me transfer anything we must be over our limit… err… sorry… ”
“Contactless payment” assumes we all have more money than we need. Most of us are not in that happy position.
Cash is good!
Now, where did I put that tenner? I must have dropped it somewhere…