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(Fark)   Why are most people so lazy with their signature? They start the first letter out, and then just scribble after that, and it is not readable. You can't identify whose signature belongs to who. What is with all the scribblers?   (fark.com) divider line 254
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2013-06-22 05:12:19 PM
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2013-06-22 05:13:09 PM
because...
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2013-06-22 05:13:15 PM

gunsmack: When I had to qualify an entire ship's company, 350 or so people, on three separate firearms, sign off on each qual for each weapon, sign off for a similar number of ribbons/medals for marksman/sharpshooter/expert, that's when my signature turned to an illegible scribble. Repeat every six months or so.

/ saves time and carpal tunnel


This.  I had to quickly sign my name four times every time a plane arrived and departed at a major international airport. My signature evolved into an upper case letter followed by a line.
 
2013-06-22 05:16:06 PM
sometimes i just draw a smiley face or some shiat. The amount of times you need to sign your name is ridiculous. Let's just switch to a plastic currency and let the overarching fraud commence
 
2013-06-22 05:16:34 PM

Mazzic518: tuffsnake: When you're left handed you learn young to hate writing by hand

Why?


Because you hand will always be on the words you've just written them, smearing pen or pencil.
 
2013-06-22 05:16:40 PM
A few months ago when my wife and I went to the tax office to sign our marriage license, the woman at the counter made me re-do my signature so she could read all the letters.

It was an outrage.
 
2013-06-22 05:16:58 PM
Writing in perfect cursive ruins the entire point of a signature: that it is unique.  Also, free form printing is actually faster than cursive which is only useful for leaky quill pens.

So fark you and your perfect cursive signature subby.
 
2013-06-22 05:17:25 PM
My signature is kinda sorta based on the cursive I learned in grade school back in the late 80s but with a few changes which crept in to make signing my name faster. Ran into one of my teachers at the credit union a few years ago and she commented on my cursive still being relatively neat but she did like how I neatly connected the capital S and the c which follows it in my last name. I lost an entire grade (A to B) because I tried that in her class once which she then later apologized for.
 
2013-06-22 05:17:44 PM
I actually sign my full name, each letter. Always thought it was quite legible until a co-irker came to me with a document I had signed and asked me whose signature it was.\[frowny face]
 
2013-06-22 05:19:02 PM
I scribble mine... mainly because it looks fancier, but also because you just cant copy the damn thing...
 
2013-06-22 05:19:03 PM
Is using an X as a signature legal?  I've often thought about skipping the formality of scribbling my name entirely.
 
2013-06-22 05:20:04 PM
Also, I add a flourish under my name, because I farking well can. If it lacks the flourish, I know it's forged. If the Founding Fathers were allowed the pen flourish, so am I, because it is my Constitutional right to FANCY WRITING.

Try calligraphy and historical penmanship sometime; they're neat hobbies. I got really into it in Girl Scouts, learned how to trim my own feather nibs n' everything. Copied a Declaration of Independence by hand for a merit badge, complete with original spacing, spelling errors and each and every one of the signatures. It took me almost a whole month to get it perfect with no mistakes at all and by the end, my writing hand was a full ring size larger than my other one. This oddity persisted into adulthood and the only thing which cheered me up was reading a Sherlock Holmes story where that was an indicator of hard work.

Another girl copied a section of the Torah in actual Hebrew and won the handwriting prize but still, my Declaration used real vellum and ink made from walnut galls, plus my fourth-grade teacher bought it from me for two hundred dollars and it still hangs at my old elementary school next to a portrait of Thomas Jefferson my friend Katie did with pastels and a Benjamin Franklin watercolor that, if you look really closely and sort of tilt your head, includes Amos the mouse's tail. Our art teacher did that one and included the tail after we pleaded and read her the book 'Ben and Me' by Robert Lawson. It's been a secret special in-joke between the artist and every kid who's read the book ever since.
 
2013-06-22 05:20:36 PM

Lor M. Ipsum: Is using an X as a signature legal?  I've often thought about skipping the formality of scribbling my name entirely.


"Sign by the X"

"X"
 
2013-06-22 05:21:03 PM

Lor M. Ipsum: Is using an X as a signature legal?  I've often thought about skipping the formality of scribbling my name entirely.


Yes, you can make any mark you want so long as you are consistent and not changing it for every document.
 
2013-06-22 05:21:29 PM
16 letters. Don't have the patience. If you know what you're looking at, you can just make out the first letter.
 
2013-06-22 05:22:22 PM
Mine was as close to perfect cursive as I could pull off for a while because handwriting was my only weak subject in elementary school (I had a hard enough time doing letters, I would have been shiat at doing an original consistent non-standard signature) but I think recently it's gotten more scribbly because it's impossible to not do a scribble on the electronic pads so i don't give much of a shiat about it and that's sort of transitioned to the paper signature too.
 
2013-06-22 05:24:20 PM

Lor M. Ipsum: Is using an X as a signature legal?  I've often thought about skipping the formality of scribbling my name entirely.


For mail in absentee voting in my state (which I did during college) an X signature requires a witness signing.
 
2013-06-22 05:24:48 PM
Scribbler here. My initials are sort of there and the rest is scribble.  Just takes too long to legibly write every letter when it's not required.  If you want to know what my name is, read the printed line.
 
2013-06-22 05:25:31 PM
When you sign a lot of things every day you just stop caring what it looks like.  In reality, no one else cares either.  When was the last time someone really verified your signature?  It's just a formality in most cases so you stop taking the time to worry about if it's legible.
 
2013-06-22 05:26:14 PM
I can read cursive, as I have to for my job, but I'm miserably depressed when I have to write in it. I learned two different ways from two different teachers and never bothered with it. "Once you get to middle school they'll make you write everything in cursive!" "Once you get to high school they'll make you write everything in cursive!" "Once you go to university, they'll..."

/Only had to do it when taking the PRAXIS tests.
//Finally just went with the first letter then scribble method.
 
2013-06-22 05:26:21 PM
Mine used to be nice, til I had to sign my name a whole farking lot. I only use my nice signature on shiat with my family or checks going to people I know. Otherwise you can see the initials and then degrades into a scrawl. The issue with anything you have to sign a whole lot of is consistency, and thats easier to maintain with a shiatty sig.
 
2013-06-22 05:27:47 PM
My signature is good because I had 12 years of nuns. My initials which I use for most things like credit cards and office work that requires a signature on paper for something trivial are just an M and three circles.
When I sign as a nurse it is the M, three circles and RN. We have a box to but our initials and our complete name and title on the charts so we can tell who is who (usually- EMR changed most of the hand writing I used to do.)
 
2013-06-22 05:27:52 PM
Cursive is dead.
 
2013-06-22 05:28:30 PM

Joliebleu: I scribble and I don't care what you think.


Same, of course, part of that is because my handwriting sucks.

/wife says my sig is like a doctors, too bad my pay isn't
 
2013-06-22 05:28:30 PM
Probably because fark you!
 
2013-06-22 05:29:31 PM
It was fine until i had to start signing off maintenance done on aircraft in the AF. I can recognize mine out of a crowd. My last initial by itself looks totally different than it does when used in my signature too.

It's not lazy if it looks almost the same every time, that's skill.

I trust signatures more than fingerprints.
 
2013-06-22 05:31:26 PM
I joined the military. I had a shiat ton of paperwork to sign so I started scribbling my signature and kept doing it. And it has saved my ass a few times.
 
2013-06-22 05:32:54 PM

marius2: I was going to post my signature to show you how beautiful it is with its squiggly lines, then I realized I probably don't want to have my signature released on the internet. I know how many of you like to right click now.


They disabled right click after the sombrero thread
 
2013-06-22 05:33:21 PM

SpiderQueenDemon: learned how to trim my own feather nibs n' everything.


That sounds kinda dirty.

/or maybe it's just me
 
2013-06-22 05:37:29 PM

Mazzic518: marius2: I was going to post my signature to show you how beautiful it is with its squiggly lines, then I realized I probably don't want to have my signature released on the internet. I know how many of you like to right click now.

They disabled right click after the sombrero thread


Is that why everything is cached to fark.com now?  I think I missed that thread.  Seems pointless since you can just print screen anything you really want...
 
2013-06-22 05:37:50 PM

Arachnophobe: Relevant CSB.

This reminds me of something that happened when I was working for Gamestop, shortly before it went all evil. Had a guy sign a credit card receipt by drawing what amounted to a spiral. I asked him if I could see his driver's license, because come on. He gets all offended and demands to see the manager. I explain the situation, manager looks at the signature, grabs a pen and paper and draws the guy's signature almost exactly. "That's why we need to see your license, sir."

/the moral of the story is 'don't get all huffy when people question if your signature is really your signature when your signature is essentially a spirograph'.


I recently was asked for ID at Best Buy because the girl couldn't read the signature on the back of my credit card but I managed to convince her not to worry about it. She just handed me the receipt and I didn't even have to sign anything. WTF
 
2013-06-22 05:37:55 PM
I write mine extra big like Herbie.
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2013-06-22 05:40:01 PM

lewismarktwo: Mazzic518: marius2: I was going to post my signature to show you how beautiful it is with its squiggly lines, then I realized I probably don't want to have my signature released on the internet. I know how many of you like to right click now.

They disabled right click after the sombrero thread

Is that why everything is cached to fark.com now?  I think I missed that thread.  Seems pointless since you can just print screen anything you really want...


Fark.com disables the PrtScn button also.
 
2013-06-22 05:41:52 PM

Mazzic518: tuffsnake: When you're left handed you learn young to hate writing by hand

Why?


Most school desks are right handed so you don't have the arm rest. You end up with pencil lead smudged all over your hand unless you keep the whole hand lifted off the paper. The wire on spiral notebooks is on the left side.

/write left handed. Do everything else, throw, golf, etc right handed.
 
2013-06-22 05:43:23 PM
About 10 years ago as a goof I signed someone else's name on my car payment check and it went through. That's when I realized nobody gives a shiat. I have not signed every check since then with a different name never the same name twice and the bank has never questioned it.
 
2013-06-22 05:44:36 PM

titwrench: About 10 years ago as a goof I signed someone else's name on my car payment check and it went through. That's when I realized nobody gives a shiat. I have not signed every check since then with a different name never the same name twice and the bank has never questioned it.


That " not" shouldn't be there.
 
2013-06-22 05:44:56 PM
I've discovered that a small number of Chinese people in Canada will just print their English first name on the signature line.

Looks like: J e n n y

Very legible, easy to duplicate if you know how they "sign".
 
2013-06-22 05:45:18 PM

YouSirAreAMaroon: I recently was asked for ID at Best Buy because the girl couldn't read the signature on the back of my credit card but I managed to convince her not to worry about it. She just handed me the receipt and I didn't even have to sign anything. WTF


*adjusts onion on belt* Back then, we CARED.

Igor Jakovsky: Mazzic518: tuffsnake: When you're left handed you learn young to hate writing by hand

Why?

Most school desks are right handed so you don't have the arm rest. You end up with pencil lead smudged all over your hand unless you keep the whole hand lifted off the paper. The wire on spiral notebooks is on the left side.

/write left handed. Do everything else, throw, golf, etc right handed.


I know someone who taught herself to write vertically. She turns the paper clockwise 90 degrees and writes perfectly legibly in a vertical column. No smudging or anything.
 
2013-06-22 05:45:45 PM

Igor Jakovsky: Mazzic518: tuffsnake: When you're left handed you learn young to hate writing by hand

Why?

Most school desks are right handed so you don't have the arm rest. You end up with pencil lead smudged all over your hand unless you keep the whole hand lifted off the paper. The wire on spiral notebooks is on the left side.

/write left handed. Do everything else, throw, golf, etc right handed.


I only ran into that in college thank god... and most rooms there had 1 or 2 left handed desks. I shoot left, throw left bat right shoot a bow right handed.. I'm just a mess lol
 
2013-06-22 05:47:25 PM
When I was in college one of my friends would borrow another friend's credit card to run to the liquor store. He would sign for it with some nonsense doodle or something. Then he started doing pentagrams. Soon the credit card company noticed their signatures weren't matching and they contacted him about it.
 
2013-06-22 05:48:02 PM
My signature used to be readable and nice.  Then after all the leases I've signed, job applications, loan applications, pages signed for HR once getting hired, insurance forms, etc...it has de-evolved into a scribble.  Right now my right hand is broken, so my signature is crap and when I see porn I debate about fapping (I want to, but hand is broken so it's going to hurt).  On the brightside, I have broken,burned and sprained my right hand and arm so many times (this is my 15th broken bone) that I'm really good at typing and writing left handed.
 
2013-06-22 05:49:16 PM
Being in the military will ruin almost anyone's signature. I started off with a readable one but within a year it was the unintelligible scrawl that it is today. On average I probably had to sign stuff twenty time a day easily. Some days I would be signing my name a couple of hundred times in a row. You try doing that and keeping a neat signature.
 
2013-06-22 05:50:15 PM
What's with all the scribblers you ask? They are doctors.
 
2013-06-22 05:51:49 PM

farkingismybusiness: When I was in college one of my friends would borrow another friend's credit card to run to the liquor store. He would sign for it with some nonsense doodle or something. Then he started doing pentagrams. Soon the credit card company noticed their signatures weren't matching and they contacted him about it.


YouSirAreAMaroon: Arachnophobe: Relevant CSB.

This reminds me of something that happened when I was working for Gamestop, shortly before it went all evil. Had a guy sign a credit card receipt by drawing what amounted to a spiral. I asked him if I could see his driver's license, because come on. He gets all offended and demands to see the manager. I explain the situation, manager looks at the signature, grabs a pen and paper and draws the guy's signature almost exactly. "That's why we need to see your license, sir."

/the moral of the story is 'don't get all huffy when people question if your signature is really your signature when your signature is essentially a spirograph'.

I recently was asked for ID at Best Buy because the girl couldn't read the signature on the back of my credit card but I managed to convince her not to worry about it. She just handed me the receipt and I didn't even have to sign anything. WTF


Each year my mom gives my wife and I prepaid credit cards.  When I use them, I write "I like cheese" on the signature line.
 
2013-06-22 05:52:42 PM

Mazzic518: lewismarktwo: Mazzic518: marius2: I was going to post my signature to show you how beautiful it is with its squiggly lines, then I realized I probably don't want to have my signature released on the internet. I know how many of you like to right click now.

They disabled right click after the sombrero thread

Is that why everything is cached to fark.com now?  I think I missed that thread.  Seems pointless since you can just print screen anything you really want...

Fark.com disables the PrtScn button also.


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Does it?
 
2013-06-22 05:53:02 PM
My handwriting is awful. My signature looks like a toddler out a pen up their nose and gave it their best shot.

My professors/teachers/TAs wouldn't let me hand in ANYTHING hand-written. I had to buy a "portable" typewriter so I could hand in lab reports and assignments that had to be done during class.

I tried taking a calligraphy/pretty printed text (it was technically for scrap-booking or something). And...well now we're here.

If anyone has any suggestions, I would love to hear some. I know...I know..."take your time" and all that. Doesn't work for me. Also not practical for school.

I kind of like my awful handwriting, though...
 
2013-06-22 05:54:53 PM
My first name is perfectly legible in my signature. My last name is a capital letter followed by a line and loops at the end.

I do calligraphy as a hobby but people who have seen my everyday writing (which is horrible) or my signature often don't believe me when I tell them that.

Soon I'll be applying to medicine, and someday, if I do get into medicine, I want to confuse pharmacists by writing prescriptions in engrosser's script. I'm sure I won't do that more than a few times since prescriptions are nearly illegible because doctors write so damn many of them every day, but still, I think it would be fun.
 
2013-06-22 05:55:11 PM
Oh, you were trying a variation of the old 'social security number is blocked out with *********' joke...

But seriously, why is everything cached to fark now...
 
2013-06-22 05:55:21 PM
It wasn't the liquor store that contacted him either, it was the credit card company. I'm not sure if they can notice electronically or if the store notified them
 
2013-06-22 05:55:34 PM
You mean my signature with the huge round nosed fat pen on a cord written at a 45 degree angle slightly above my crotch while standing doesnt look like anything?  The hell, you say....
 
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