This was my first experience using Apple Pay NFC.
Hannah and I were ready to checkout and I pulled out my phone for payment. The store employee asked me, "Are you going to pay with your phone?" She sounded like this has not happened yet at her store. I said, "Yes."
She asked if my credit card was in my phone. I said it wasn't stored on the phone, but that a unique token for this transaction was used. She was so impressed.
The experience of using Apple Pay itself was not nearly entertaining as the excitement shared with the store employee.
It took me two times to get a successful transaction. The first time it said Done on the phone, but no beep from the terminal. The store employee looked puzzled at first then said it didn't work. I tried again and I heard the beep. All was good.
It still feels a little awkward using my iPhone 6 to pay. I think this is just due to the infancy this technology has on me.