Coin shortage update: Bank is back to rationing quarters, only exchanging one roll at a time. Landlord is *finally* looking at switching the laundry room to a card system.
A coin shortage seems oddly specific, and the first time I encountered the limit, I wondered if people were deliberately hoarding them. Then I saw an article pointing out that it's simpler than that: people just aren't out spending cash, so coins aren't circulating and aren't making it back to banks.
Oh hey, here's Forbes back in July saying Well, actually, it's not really a coin *shortage*, it's a *circulation disruption*.
And yeah, at a high level, you need different strategies to resolve an actual shortage of something vs. a distribution issue. But down at the "I need clean clothes" level it doesn't make a lot of difference.
@KelsonV Interesting. I haven't noticed this where I live yet, but I expect it's coming.
From a privacy point of view though, I can't wait to get back to using cash once there's a vaccine in wide circulation.
@KelsonV - what if it's because the FBI is running out of places to get DNA samples from in sting operations because people don't lick stamps, and they've stopped using paper money, and so they're trying to get DNA now by coins. Maybe they're trying to get YOUR DNA by trying to get you to go to the bank! Does the FBI want your DNA?
@KelsonV - I don't know how careful you are with your DNA, though. I wonder if the coins that my bank collects are covered under CCPA - https://resources.workable.com/hr-terms/ccpa-vs-gdpr
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