|Tap and Go, now that is a secure system.|
|My last Taxi Driver had one of these, I am pretty sure a Stadium could get one|
|"Okay, one of these shows I am over 18 to buy beer, one buys the beer, and one proves I can buy the beer, but which is which?"|
|"SIR, You attended a RWC game last week, you must continue drinking Heineken"|
But hang on you say, Azzy, there are other methods of payment, you could just get a tap and go card, and get rid of it after the World Cup. Yea okay, but these cards seem to have a few flaws.
1/. Your money is locked in
You can't reload this card and it costs $5-$10 to buy one every time, which seems like a flaw. The Oyster card, which one can use to get around London on the public transport system is reloadable, so its not like the technology doesn't exist.
|"Look Harry, I have run the numbers, and I don't think we can ever make these cards reloadable"|
|"How much beer and pies will I require?"|
I guess you could spend it all on food and drink and the game and try and sell the excess to other punters.
|This guy overestimated how much money he would need.|
So, how do these cards work? Well its in the name, Tap and go, you tap your card and the appropriate amount is deducted. Sure this is fast, but how secure is it?
Suppose you are going to 4 World cup games you might load on $500 or something for all those pies, you are going to eat.
So all someone has to do is steal your wallet, and then they can have spend your $500 on pies and beers (so not lucrative theft, but does save them money).
|George Fields: Tap and go Thief.|
|"Goddamnit I wish I had stolen a tap and go card."|
The last word is, I guess you could just ignore the technology completely and take a wad of cash to the game. I mean it would be just as quick, you can use the excess cash anywhere, and it is just as secure as carrying a tap and go card.
If you are going to World cup are you going to tap and go? or carry cash?
|Either way I will see ya there|