WarPig wrote on Sep 26, 2023, 22:39:
You guys need to get stylish, like me .... nothing but cargo shorts and pants. Wallet on the right side, phone on the left. Keys (and small knife) go in a front pocket, hanky in the rear.
I found a particular brand of work chino pants and cargo shorts that have a nice separate deep pocket on the left leg, under the left pocket, specifically designed for your phone. I wish I could find a pair of dress pants like that. That frees up my left pocket for my wallet most of the time, although I sometimes still put it in the back pocket, especially if I'm wearing pants without a phone pocket.
I never put the phone in my back pocket anymore, as they have gotten longer and thinner. I go for the longer XL Pixel phones, and I wound up bending and cracking my old Pixel 2XL just sitting on it one time. Never again.
I used to have a very fat leather wallet. At the suggestion of my chiropractor, I switched to a minimalist wallet a decade ago, and never looked back. It barely holds what I need. It has a money clip to hold a few bills, and has just enough room for my drivers license, medical insurance card, and the two credit cards I use for everything (Amex primary because of the generous cash back, and a back Visa). It's insane what I used to carry around in my old wallet.
I generally use Tap to Pay using Google Pay on my phone, so the credit cards don't come out except at the few places that don't have Tap to Pay (I'm looking at you, Home Depot!).
Having been a business owner I am well aware of the credit card 'tax' imposed on businesses. I don't care if a big store has to eat those fees - it's a rounding error for them - but I try to pay cash at the local Mom & Pops whenever I can. Especially restaurants. Also I always try to tip waiters in cash. A waiter makes little enough without having to declare tips to the IRS. Most tankless job ever. Everyone shout have to wait on tables just once in their life to appreciate that.This comment was edited on Sep 27, 2023, 11:13.
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