Picture this: You've been going to the grocery store to buy strawberries with your spare coins for the last 50 years. But now, the store refuses to take any cash, instead insisting that you use a credit card you may or may not have ever figured out how to use.
That's what happened to one elderly British man, who decided that he was going to pay for his strawberries in cash, no matter what anybody else had to say.
"I have paid my legal tender, and I am going out with my strawberries" he said, while throwing his coins down and walking out. For once, the internet had a boomer's back.
"I’m with the old folks on this one," @SubToOptimus tweeted. "Cashless stores should not exist. Legal tender is legal tender."
According to Oxford Languages, the definition of legal tender is "coins or bank notes that must be accepted if offered in payment of debt." In this case, we think that includes some strawberries.
The man in this clip is Piers Corbyn, the brother of the former UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, which indicates that this video was part of a political stunt. Still, it should be possible to pay for some food without our capitalist banking overlords getting involved.