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Published: Monday, January 23, 2017 @ 1:10 PMBy: Omar L. Gallaga - American-Statesman Staff
— In the ample account of calamities that could appear to you on a accustomed day (let’s not abide on the possibilities), apathy your wallet at home is a appealing accessory one.
It happened to me afresh and would acquire been actually no big deal, except…
1. I alive about 45 account alfresco of Austin and didn’t apprehend the wallet was missing until I was continued gone. I couldn’t aloof run home on a breach and retrieve it.
2. I didn’t acquire any banknote of any affectionate around. There was no $20 bill ambuscade in my car’s cuff alcove or an envelope of petty banknote in my desk. I was after dollars, completely.
3. I didn’t accompany a cafeteria to assignment with me.
4. My car was already active actual low on gas.
But I am able and I am a technologically able man about boondocks in the year 2017. So this should be no problem, right? I acquire an iPhone and I acquire Apple Pay, with one of my acclaim cards housed in the agenda audacity of my device, like a tiny and actual all-around financier. I brainstorm him a little guy who wears a monocole and says things like, “Care for a atom of Starbuck’s, sir? I anticipate the Flat White sounds agreeable, don’t you?”
I absitively to see how continued I could aftermost for the day application alone Apple Pay and not allurement co-workers for a accommodation or, say, affairs my blood. (Do bodies absolutely buy blood? Is that a thing?)
My aboriginal stop was Company Kitchen, the semi-automated bite breadth at my abode area you grab being and pay for these items at an ATM-like kiosk. Company Kitchen has a thumbprint clairvoyant and it knows my deride able-bodied from dozens of purchases of Topo Chico drinks and maybe lots of accoutrements of chips. Don’t judge.
I formed up to Company Kitchen to see if cafeteria ability be in order. My Company Kitchen antithesis was 52 cents, not abundant to buy anything, really. I was accepting athirst and my deride would not save me. I advised acclimation aliment from a commitment account such as Favor or UberEATS, which I acquire installed in my buzz with a acclaim agenda enabled. But I wasn’t activity to be in one abode continued abundant to delay 30 account to an hour; I had an arrangement to keep.
The abutting stop, ache growing, was a bounded capital for an Apple Abundance Genius Bar visit. My computer abrasion got burst in an adverse bead and my iPhone array has been inconsistent lately. I asked the Apple agent who was allowance me area addition could use Apple Pay at the capital aback Apple doesn’t advertise annihilation comestible in its store. “Well, you’ve got Starbucks and Chick-fil-A and…” He took a anxious pause, “…that’s about it.”
I looked on Apple’s website to accomplish abiding I ability not be missing addition adjacent Apple Pay-friendly bistro option. Nope. He was right.
Armed with an alibi to eat fast aliment after my kids around, I ordered a craven bloom sandwich, a ablaze lemonade and some cossack fries. I paid with my buzz by borer it on the pay terminal and mashing my deride on the home button. Easy. Fast. But, unfortunately, not a broadly accessible advantage accustomed all the aliment choices about the capital and in the aliment court.
Chick-fil-A is one restaurant that accepts Apple Pay. You can buy a craven bloom sandwich, cossack chips and a lemonade with your buzz if you balloon your belted the way biographer Omar L. Gallaga did.(Omar L. Gallaga / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)
Omar L. Gallaga / AMERICAN-STATESMAN
I had an accident in the black and wasn’t able to alpha commuting home until abutting to 10 p.m. that night. I was starting to get athirst again, but fabricated myself delay to eat until I got home. All I had to do was get there. Which was a botheration as my car, a Prius, was already binding adjoin empty.
Let me acquaint you article about owning a Prius; it makes you feel like you acquire baffled energy. Alike aback the catchbasin is on empty, the gas barometer blinking and beeping at you in a miniature panic, you apperceive you’ve got at atomic 20 or 30 afar afore the bearings gets dire. You can go absolutely a means on no gas.
My abandoned indicator went off afore I’d alike larboard Austin. Could I absolutely accomplish it 50 afar on fumes? I wasn’t abiding I was accommodating to acquisition out.
About 20 afar into my trip, I began to get panicky, my careless Prius attitude replaced by bathed fear. I pulled over to see what my gas base options ability be with Apple Pay. Exxon and Chevron acquire Apple Pay, but it seemed like every base I anesthetized was Valero or Shell. I assuredly pulled over at a Shell station, acquisitive adjoin achievement that some acceding had been brokered with Apple and new pay terminals installed aback the aftermost time I checked. Nope. The accountant was added than adamant: no Apple Pay. No gas.
I wondered if affairs over, shutting bottomward my engine, and starting it aback up was activity to decay added gas than if I had aloof kept going. I had visions of tow trucks and embarassing calls to my wife and defective to be bailed out. It didn’t feel great.
Tokens from video arcades and pizza parlors are no advice aback one forgets to backpack a wallet and is aggravating to await on Apple Pay for a day.(Omar L. Gallaga / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)
Omar L. Gallaga / AMERICAN-STATESMAN
I ransacked my car, attractive for any apart change beneath the attic mats, in the artificial accumulator alcove amid the seats, in the cuff compartment. A accumulating of pennies, a few abode and some begrimed nickels and dimes began to add up. I begin a badge from Pizza Piper Pizza and stared at it in my duke in disgust. In all, I calm $1.50 in accessible coinage. I took it to the cashier. I got abundant gas to maybe get home and the accountant got to grudgingly calculation out a scattering of coins.
When there's no Apple Pay advantage or a wallet, bill scrounged from the central of a car are one way to pay for gas.(Omar L. Gallaga / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)
Omar L. Gallaga / AMERICAN-STATESMAN
The abutting 30 account were abounding with anxiety. But I anticipation I could accomplish it.
I assuredly got off on my exit, area there’s an Exxon station. I absitively to accord it a try, bushing up my catchbasin so I wouldn’t be in such a agitation demography my kids to academy the abutting morning. A assurance placed on all the pumps read, “CREDIT/DEBIT DOWN. PLEASE PREPAY CASH INSIDE.”
Exxon is one gas-station alternation that accepts Apple Pay, unless the acclaim agenda machines are down, as happened to biographer Omar L. Gallaga.
I went home, abandoned tank, with affairs to never balloon my wallet again.
Here’s the affair about adaptable payments: they are acutely the future. They’re easy, convenient, and added automatic to use than accustomed about pieces of artificial and paper.
But adaptable payments are far from ubiquitous. After I mentioned my asperity online, accompany appropriate abundant bounded coffee shops, restaurants and commitment casework that acquire Apple Pay. But alike admitting it’s accepting added common, Apple Pay never seems to be at the appropriate pay terminal. It’s never a botheration you don’t acquire to anticipate about, or the absolutely in-the-moment acquaintance Apple apparently hopes its users are having.
Apple Pay, and alternatives such as Android Pay and Samsung Pay, aren’t consistently area you appetite them aback you charge them. It alone takes a day of scrambling for a meal and a catchbasin of gas to appearance that we’ve got a continued way to go.