When she saw me later on in the day she popped round (social distanced of course) with the fish to give to me saying if I didn't want to eat it right away them simply freeze it until I did.
Obviously very kind of her and she didn't want payment for it (it was only something like £1.50 anyway) but I insisted that she must, I don't like beholding to anyone (that's how I was brought up) and besides I don't think it is right for anyone to be out of pocket for doing me a good turn. So I nipped indoors found some change and gave it her.
It got me thinking though, when was the last time I bought anything with cash before then?
Even at the start of the first lockdown I preferred to buy normal day to day stuff with cash, more of a habit from prior to credit and debit cards becoming widely used and also it gave you a physical idea of what you've spent since the last time you drew any money out.
Since first lockdown though and with shops seeming to shy away from cash and facilitate contactless patments, plus the bother of queueing up (social distantly) half way around the block from the nearest cash machine it just became far, far simpler to go cashless.
I know from my daughter that she and her generation had done this a good few years back already but I'm surprised how, within probably a matter of a few weeks I've changed sixty odd years of paying for things with good old pounds, shillings and pence that was, to simply a tap of my debit card at the self service tills.
Anybody still use cash or was I the last one to do so?
As Bob (not that one) sang, 'the times they are a chagin'!
Anything else anyone has notice has changed since the virus first visited us?