Having lived and travelled across a large part of the developed and semi-developed world (clearly my brush with the developing countries other than
The driver coming to fetch me at the airport had an accident and could not make it. I decided to take a pre-paid taxi but had no cash and the taxi company accepted no cards at all. The only ATM machine at
As I sat in the car, staring out of the window, I thought that maybe I could have exchanged some of my pound sterling into rupees. However, looking into my wallet and scratching me sleepy brain, I realised that I had none; I had bought gifts at the duty free and so I was out of foreign currency as well. It was a first time situation and I was a little peeved with myself.
However, thinking about this morning, now, a few hours later; I am beginning to realise that short term credit in
In the developed world my bank and my bank cards define my credit worthiness; but in