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2013-03-06 02:22:29 PM
old people
 
2013-03-06 02:22:35 PM
Doesn't this happen at least once a year?
 
2013-03-06 02:23:28 PM
And who writes checks anymore, anyway?


i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-06 02:25:06 PM
cdn.sheknows.com
 
2013-03-06 02:27:23 PM
I wouldnt say I write checks subby, its more like I float checks
 
2013-03-06 02:28:27 PM
The people in front of me in line at the supermarket write checks.
 
2013-03-06 02:28:49 PM
Only check I have to write is to the waste disposal service. I think they're stuck in the 50's.
 
2013-03-06 02:28:57 PM
I would love if stores has a "Check Only" lane. I want to kick these people in the back for holding up the line with that nonsense.
 
2013-03-06 02:32:07 PM
s-m-s.tv i2.listal.com
 
2013-03-06 02:36:55 PM
It freaks me out that there's still a place where people write checks. It's a little endearing for its quaintness and inherent trust, but it's also a little scary for its inefficiency and disregard of progress.

/if I moved back to America I'd be sorely tempted to pass bad checks coast-to-coast
 
2013-03-06 02:38:31 PM
I write 12 checks a year for my rent. Can't convince the landlord to accept electronic payments.
 
2013-03-06 02:38:59 PM
Brianna Priddy, born to be a waitress or a stripper.
 
2013-03-06 02:39:44 PM
I only write checks my ass can cash.
 
2013-03-06 02:43:21 PM
I still use checks because you can write whatever you want on the memo line.  My bank thinks I'm really into gang rape and clerical collars that smell like dog come.
 
2013-03-06 02:43:48 PM
ctboom.com
 
2013-03-06 02:47:19 PM

Gifted Many Few: I would love if stores has a "Check Only" lane. I want to kick these people in the back for holding up the line with that nonsense.




I love the dance. The old lady hands over the check. The cashier hands it back asking for a phone number or driver license number be written on it. She goes back into her 10 gallon cat hair purse to search. Now I think I am a patient person, but there are times when I'm screaming within like that ep of Seinfeld when Elaine is stuck on the subway.
 
2013-03-06 02:47:36 PM

catmandu: I write 12 checks a year for my rent. Can't convince the landlord to accept electronic payments.


Look into Online Bill Pay with your bank.
 
2013-03-06 02:48:47 PM
My buddy used to double as "Paul Gearman" in college and one day the guy working the door at a bar turned out to be one of real-life Paul Gearman's friends.  The guy actually thought it was hilarious that his friend's lost ID was being put to good use.

Of course this was a campus bar.
 
2013-03-06 02:50:47 PM
A:  Renters
 
2013-03-06 02:50:49 PM

Rapmaster2000: The people in front of me in line at the supermarket write checks.


And, of course, it takes 10 minutes  - they have to track down the manager because he is the only one that can authorize the checks, Unfortunately, he is out behind the store having a smoke and can't hear the page, or he's banging one of the girls in the back office.

Oh, and the old biddies have a goddamn coupon $1 for a jumbo pack of Charmain, but the cashier won't accept it for the 12-roll pack - it's only for the 16-roll pack, but the customer has to argue about that with the cashier and then the manager for 15 minutes and hold up the line - finally the manager gives in to avoid a scene...

Really, if a store had a "no check - no-coupon" policy I would certainly give it my business.
 
2013-03-06 02:53:16 PM
And who writes checks anymore, anyway?

 That'd be me, and I'm not ashamed.
 
2013-03-06 02:53:30 PM
*looks at ID*
Huh. Odd this picture of you doesn't have you in orange.
Let me help you with that.
 
2013-03-06 02:54:45 PM
cstrips.bitstrips.com
 
2013-03-06 02:55:37 PM
My wife still writes checks. She also carries one of those little change purses with pennies in it so she can give the correct change. I know. Weird, right?
 
2013-03-06 02:57:26 PM
I use checks for rent payments. I also recently wrote a check to the local Sheriff's office to pay for an application for transfer of a National Firearms Act restricted device.
 
2013-03-06 02:57:46 PM

Rapmaster2000: The people in front of me in line at the supermarket write checks.


I thought it was just me.
 
2013-03-06 02:58:34 PM

offmymeds: My wife still writes checks. She also carries one of those little change purses with pennies in it so she can give the correct change. I know. Weird, right?


Correct change? I just dump out most of what's in my pocket into a container and take it to the coinstar once in awhile. There's no fee for Amazon credit, and they sometimes do bonuses so you get more than you came in with. $40 in Amazon credit here and there might as well be cash because I shop there regularly and they sell just about everything.
 
2013-03-06 02:58:55 PM

milsorgen: And who writes checks anymore, anyway?



Except for Walgreens, everything else that comes out of my HSA.  I have yet to get a decent explanation why we can't get a Debit.
 
2013-03-06 03:02:52 PM
Bars I go to don't take checks, so....
 
2013-03-06 03:04:01 PM
I thought people all switched to EBT cards.
 
2013-03-06 03:10:30 PM
Heh. Back in the early 80s,  I was dating a waitress who worked at that Applebee's.  She had red hair and an MBA from Duke.  She sucked, even at sucking.
 
2013-03-06 03:11:47 PM

catmandu: I write 12 checks a year for my rent. Can't convince the landlord to accept electronic payments.


Same here. But once I run out of checks I'm just going to have Chase do the billpay for me.
 
2013-03-06 03:13:15 PM

Rapmaster2000: The people in front of me in line at the supermarket write checks.


The ones who don't realize they have to actually pay for their groceries until they've all been rung up and bagged, and only then go digging for their checkbooks?

"Oh dear, I forgot all about my coupons... let me see here..."
 
2013-03-06 03:15:29 PM

Caffandtranqs: And who writes checks anymore, anyway?

 That'd be me, and I'm not ashamed.


Wrote a check to buy a new car not long ago. I absolutely refuse to use debit cards & there was no way I could do it with a credit card.
 
2013-03-06 03:16:11 PM
Checks are useful for things that might end up in civil court.  They are miniature written contracts, which judges love.  For meals and other mundane purchases, use plastic.
 
2013-03-06 03:21:55 PM
We do. Once a month to pay rent. Utilities and the like we can pay online, but there's not an option for that with rent.
 
2013-03-06 03:24:07 PM
I just received my order of 2 boxes of checks in today's mail, so I'm gettting a kick...


I pay 90% of my bills by check.....

//gtfo my lawn
 
2013-03-06 03:38:50 PM

catmandu: I write 12 checks a year for my rent. Can't convince the landlord to accept electronic payments.


Mine accepts electronic payments via a credit card and a $5 processing fee.  I'll keep writing them the check.
 
2013-03-06 03:44:51 PM
My checking account doesn't even come with checks so I'm getting a kick...

/really it doesn't
 
2013-03-06 04:01:56 PM

Gifted Many Few: I would love if stores has a "Check Only" lane. I want to kick these people in the back for holding up the line with that nonsense.


I write maybe one check a year in a store but I move faster than people paying cash or using debit. I can't tell you how many times I've stood behind people searching for their card, trying to remember their pin, pushing buttons over and over or waiting for the cashier to push a button.and every time I think about you self righteous douche bags on Fark.  I can have my check written and signed before I get to the register. All I need is five seconds to write the total. At Walmart they print the check for me. It is absolutely false that check writers use more time than other people overall. Sure, a small percentage of you zip through paying for your purchases. The rest of you lie about it. YOU LIE.
 
2013-03-06 04:34:59 PM

Mija: Gifted Many Few: I would love if stores has a "Check Only" lane. I want to kick these people in the back for holding up the line with that nonsense.

I write maybe one check a year in a store but I move faster than people paying cash or using debit. I can't tell you how many times I've stood behind people searching for their card, trying to remember their pin, pushing buttons over and over or waiting for the cashier to push a button.and every time I think about you self righteous douche bags on Fark.  I can have my check written and signed before I get to the register. All I need is five seconds to write the total. At Walmart they print the check for me. It is absolutely false that check writers use more time than other people overall. Sure, a small percentage of you zip through paying for your purchases. The rest of you lie about it. YOU LIE.


Ha! You are hysterical. At Walmart, I've swiped my card before they are done checking my stuff. They poke a button, hand me the receipt and I'm gone. 90% of the time I don't even have to sign, and that's a good thing because the less time I spend in that freak show the better. You can dilly dally for that 5 seconds if you want (as long as your not in front of me).

One of my co-workers writes checks specifically because she knows it pisses off the people behind her. Her troll-fu is epic.

The self checkouts at the grocery store are check writer repellant; they except checks, but there is no where convenient to fill them out. It's worth the wait to watch them struggle.
 
2013-03-06 05:10:32 PM

louiedog: catmandu: I write 12 checks a year for my rent. Can't convince the landlord to accept electronic payments.

Look into Online Bill Pay with your bank.


My landlord fears anything that has to do with online.  He refuses to accept Online Bill Pay.  He's almost 90 and dumber than a bag of hammers.  So I'll write him a check every month and be happy with my rent that is several hundred dollars less than the same house 2 doors down.
 
2013-03-06 05:20:17 PM

LordOfThePings: Doesn't this happen at least once a year?


it seems more often than that there is links. the last two i recall, one was the bartender, the other was the bouncer. small world.
 
2013-03-06 05:58:27 PM

Smeggy Smurf: louiedog: catmandu: I write 12 checks a year for my rent. Can't convince the landlord to accept electronic payments.

Look into Online Bill Pay with your bank.

My landlord fears anything that has to do with online.  He refuses to accept Online Bill Pay.  He's almost 90 and dumber than a bag of hammers.  So I'll write him a check every month and be happy with my rent that is several hundred dollars less than the same house 2 doors down.


Doesn't "Online Bill Pay" work by having the bank cut a physical check with your account info. on it to the payee? There really isn't any 'online' involved for the receiver of the check.
 
2013-03-06 06:16:36 PM

MBZ321: Smeggy Smurf: louiedog: catmandu: I write 12 checks a year for my rent. Can't convince the landlord to accept electronic payments.

Look into Online Bill Pay with your bank.

My landlord fears anything that has to do with online.  He refuses to accept Online Bill Pay.  He's almost 90 and dumber than a bag of hammers.  So I'll write him a check every month and be happy with my rent that is several hundred dollars less than the same house 2 doors down.

Doesn't "Online Bill Pay" work by having the bank cut a physical check with your account info. on it to the payee? There really isn't any 'online' involved for the receiver of the check.


No, most online bill payments are electronic transactions from one account to another
 
2013-03-06 06:19:20 PM
Our mortgage company still doesn't accept online payments. I've spoken to the household Minister of Finance, but she has declined to setup billpay through our bank.
 
2013-03-06 06:21:11 PM

MBZ321: Smeggy Smurf: louiedog: catmandu: I write 12 checks a year for my rent. Can't convince the landlord to accept electronic payments.

Look into Online Bill Pay with your bank.

My landlord fears anything that has to do with online.  He refuses to accept Online Bill Pay.  He's almost 90 and dumber than a bag of hammers.  So I'll write him a check every month and be happy with my rent that is several hundred dollars less than the same house 2 doors down.

Doesn't "Online Bill Pay" work by having the bank cut a physical check with your account info. on it to the payee? There really isn't any 'online' involved for the receiver of the check.


Most banks have that option but mine doesn't. I can only pay online via EFT
 
2013-03-06 06:46:25 PM

LordOfThePings: Doesn't this happen at least once a year?


Yes.  Link.
 
2013-03-06 08:08:47 PM

MBZ321: Smeggy Smurf: louiedog: catmandu: I write 12 checks a year for my rent. Can't convince the landlord to accept electronic payments.

Look into Online Bill Pay with your bank.

My landlord fears anything that has to do with online.  He refuses to accept Online Bill Pay.  He's almost 90 and dumber than a bag of hammers.  So I'll write him a check every month and be happy with my rent that is several hundred dollars less than the same house 2 doors down.

Doesn't "Online Bill Pay" work by having the bank cut a physical check with your account info. on it to the payee? There really isn't any 'online' involved for the receiver of the check.


Correct.  Only major payees like utility companies sign up for electronic funds transfer.  LL would get a bank check in the US mail; more dependable than your personal check, in fact.  They take the money from your account before writing the check.
 
2013-03-06 08:57:41 PM

Raoul Eaton: LordOfThePings: Doesn't this happen at least once a year?

Yes.  Link.


Er, yeah. I already linked that incident.
 
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