This question might be subjective, but I would like to listen to opinions, if possible.
Ever since I got mugged on campus, I only carry enough cash to pay for bus travel.
All other payments are made using my debit card.
Last evening, when I was paying for a $1.67 item at a dollar store, I used debit card, and the person behind me became very excited and suggested that I settle using cash from now on, for such low amounts.
Does using cards always tend to portray a sense of superiority or some kind of a "show off", specially when low amounts are involved?
I never meant to project such an attitude, but I use cards because it provides me security, convenience of not having to carry around coins and cash and I don't even have to sign for such low amounts.
Is this not proper etiquette?