This is a Facebook post from Mary Hunt from Debt Proof Living.

Last evening we stopped by Home Depot to pick up a couple of items. Got to the check out area only to see a complete standstill–customers pacing and employees completely befuddled. Turns out that store’s entire electronic payment system went down.

They made an announcement that they could only accept cash payments until it could be fixed. Yep, you guessed it. We were the only customers out of the pretty big group who could make a purchase and get out of there.

Couldn’t help but think about the kind of chaos that would result if such an outage were more widespread.

Cash rules.

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