Bought gas today and again had problems with the debit card. They wanted my to pay in advance but the machine does not accept debit cards. I found a way around this. I gave them a $50 bill to hold hostage while I get my gas, then I go inside and get my $50 back and pay for the gas with a debit or credit card. I don't want to use up my cash because it costs between three to five dollars to get more from a bank machine or a bank. At least this gas station took debit cards, but they wanted to keep my debit card while I pumped the gas. I don't let it out of my sight. I went to the post office today. They don't take debit or credit cards there either.
I went shopping today at Home Depot and Walmart. Both of these stores not only take debit cards but you can enter a higher amount than you purchased and get some cash back and save the atm or bank fees.
Remembrance Day is called Veteran's Day in the States. Canada and Britain and other countries wear a poppy from the first to 11th of November in remembrance of soldiers that were killed in various wars. Not in the USA. Several people have asked me what the poppy is for that I was wearing.
Remembrance Day and Veteran's Day is normally held on the 11th in both Canada and USA but this year the 11th falls on a Sunday and this is Utah and the Mormons have to go to church on Sunday morning, so the Veteran's Day service was held Saturday night. I went to it. It is very different than ours. They took down an old flag form the fire station and burned it. Several people brought in their flags to be burned. About 25 of them made a good bonfire. Everyone saluted and sang patriot songs while the flags burned. It was a dignified and respectful way to destroy old flags. It was very nice. After that we went inside the fire station and sang more songs. The flag burning was nice but the rest of the ceremony was very informal and was just a sing-a-long. My first Remembrance Day that was celebrated on the the 10th and the first one with violins instead of bag pipes and bugles. Our Remembrance Day service is much nicer I think, but I did like the flag burning. We should add that to ours. A bonfire on a cold November Day in Canada might be a good thing.
That is one reason that I like to travel. I like to see the customs and cultures in different countries. I hope to attend Remembrance Day in London England in the next couple of years.