"In a Cashless Society this is probably worse that jail."
I paid a visit to a supermarket yesterday evening. I picked up a few items and got to the checkout, only to hear the assistant saying 'Cash payments only - the card payment system is down all over the UK'.
I rarely carry more than a few pounds in cash, so I had to abandon most of the shopping and leave. There was a lot of complaining going on at all the tills.
We live in a digital age, and we flounder when the technology lets us down.
I think the more serious point is that while the young and the middle aged to a lesser extent quickly embrace new technology, the rate of recent changes in technology can be daunting for the elderly who are left behind.
There will be many in their late sixties and beyond who have never owned or used a computer and are at a distinct disadvantage in our modern society.
Back to the OP's dilemma, can he not play the CD in the Hi-Fi equipment or am I showing my age?