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Today, in many places, like restaurants and hotels, people use Wechat or other kinds of payment to pay for their bills. So some scholars say that the wallet is heading for extinction. It will die off with the generation who read printed newspaper. The kind of shopping where you hand over notes and count out change in return now happens only in small retail(零售) counters, like buying a bar of chocolate or a pint of milk from a corner shop. At the shops where you spend any real money, that money is increasingly abstract. At the most famous retail store Victoria Beckham on Dover Street, you don't have to stand at any kind of cash register when you decide to pay. The staff are equipped with iPads to take your payment while you relax on a sofa.
Wherever you go, you can get an excellent service, if you have the money. But across society, the abstraction of the idea of cash makes me uneasy. Maybe I'm just old-fashioned. But earning money isn't quick or easy for most of us. Isn't it a bit weird(怪异的) that spending it should happen in half a blink of an eye?
But I'll leave the economics to the experts. What bothers me about the death of the wallet is the change it reflects in our physical environment. The opposite of a wallet is a smart phone or an iPad. When we pay for anything, instead of digging through pieces of paper and peering into corners in a wallet, what we need to do is to move our fingers left and right. Show your wallet, if you still have one. It may not be here much longer.
21. According to the text, customers can pay their bills _________ in big modern stores.
A. secretly B. separately C. electronically D. mentally
22. What makes the writer feel uncomfortable nowadays?
A. Saving money is out of date. B. Spending money is so fast and easy.
C. Earning money is getting more difficult. D. The pleasure of spending money is fading.