French fight back against stuffSun 6:03 pm +01:00, 23 Apr 2023 7
I’ve been in France for three months now. Their approach to this is simply fantastic.
I’d like to share a bit about it.
A very well known supermarket here decided to go cashless.
A group of 50 people got together and agreed that they would all do a big shop on the same day. Pilling their trolleys to the brim and each person getting to the checkout – the human check out, not the machines – and having everything scanned before bringing cash out.
The staff were absolutely overrun. There management in a complete tizz, everyone repeatedly, calmly and in a very organised and polite fashion acting as if they knew nothing. No edges, no rudeness, no humiliation.
The supermarket reinstated cash.
Petrol stations : filling up with fuel then only having cash to pay.
Restaurants : groups of friends going out for dinner and nobody taking phones or credit cards, only cash …
They are doing it in every single area of France. Simply refusing to be part of it.
The reason it works is because it’s organised in large groups. One person here and another there doesn’t work. It needs to be really carefully constructed. 👏👏
When there is no bank issued paper, turn up with silver pounds sterling. 16 ounces to the £. Maybe get £28 per ounce at current exchange. The Unico(i)n will have to publish a silver rate – and dealers will have a buy and sell rate in every town eventually. Plus ca change.
Have you a link to buy silver from Henry?
I will offer some hallmarked 1 oz marked Made In England with an English flag in a week or three at http://www.englandcalling.co.uk
price around £30. I’ll need to see where fine is priced and so on. I’m only making 200 to start with as a tester. It’s the return of the Pound Sterling!
I’ll try to talk my financial advisor/controller into buying some Henry, thanks.
I was trying to understand how the Unico(i)n will work. I guess it will only ever exist on a computer screen. I’d just start small with real silver £s and see how the situation develops. I just feel sure that people will like to see and feel a real £ (lb) sterling silver (or pure silver). A lb or £ was once about a month’s pay, and an ounce of silver would last a couple of days expenditure or so. I’ve no idea how people will use a real £1 now. It might be of interest to farmers selling foods or street traders or small shops. When the Unico(i)n isn’t coming through for you, a real ounce or lb might get you by for a day or two. And the currency might grow as people seek a way round the blocks. I ill propose to the English Democrats National Council that VAT is removed from all silver and maybe all copper transactions, so people can get tax-free money and change more easily
Well done the Frogs.
Let’s hope les rosbifs follow suit.
With a friend, I do my week’s shopping in France. We go to an excellent organic supermarket with a small restaurant where we also have lunch.
For months now I’ve been going to the bank every week to draw out Euros and I pay for lunch and shopping in cash. I don’t buy much in Switzerland, but when I do, I only use cash.