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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 29
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2013-06-22 02:38:57 PM
5 votes:
Because people whose jobs require them to sign stuff other then their own paycheck get sick of writing their own name multiple times a day.
2013-06-22 02:32:28 PM
5 votes:
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
2013-06-22 02:26:52 PM
5 votes:
I scribble and I don't care what you think.
MBK [TotalFark]
2013-06-22 02:56:31 PM
3 votes:
You know what confuses me?

My signature is always different.  It is the same basic structure, but there area always little variances within it.

If I ever get famous and start signing things, people are gonna have a hard time to determine if my stuff with my signature is real or not.  Like, I watch Pawn Stars, and the handwriting guy is like "Well, we see this loop over here isn't exactly the same as his normal signature".

What the hell!  Maybe he had an off day and it was a real signature.
2013-06-22 02:44:05 PM
3 votes:
Yours truly,
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Sine Wave, Esq.
2013-06-22 02:30:04 PM
3 votes:
I don't think legibility was ever the point of those, really.
2013-06-22 02:29:55 PM
3 votes:
My name is 14 letters long... I aint got time for all that
MBK [TotalFark]
2013-06-22 03:02:12 PM
2 votes:

CatherineM: Yeah, sometimes the points in my lowercase Rs are sharp, and sometimes it's more rounded. Sometimes I use a period after my first initial, sometimes not. And forget my Ys. I use a loop, straight line, and all sorts of different embellishments for them depending on if I'm in a hurry or not.


Like one was some NASCAR guy or whatever signed a tire, and the guy determined it was fake because it was a little off.

WELL HE WAS SIGNING A TIRE.  Do you know how hard it is to sign a tire!?
2013-06-22 02:36:02 PM
2 votes:
It's your identifying mark that counts.

/if you had to sign your name as often as me
//your nice beautiful signature would just be a scribble too
2013-06-22 02:28:49 PM
2 votes:
The cool thing is (as I am told) that according to US Paper Law your signature is whatever you use as your signature. It doesn't matter about the letters or anything. I believe you could even do a stick figure.
2013-06-22 02:27:28 PM
2 votes:
I hope the death button picks you.
2013-06-22 11:44:09 PM
1 votes:

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

Why?

I am left handed. I learned to write correctly, not with that bent out of shape way that some lefties write. I almost always write in cursive. It's not a problem when you learn the correct way. I also taught myself to type correctly. People look at me type like they are watching a wizard or something.


Do you write in Hebrew or something? Because EVERYTHING I write smears.
2013-06-22 06:20:33 PM
1 votes:
I just carry one of these:

www.jewishsoftware.com
2013-06-22 05:26:21 PM
1 votes:
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 05:21:29 PM
1 votes:
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 05:20:04 PM
1 votes:
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.
GBB [TotalFark]
2013-06-22 05:08:44 PM
1 votes:
In before
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2013-06-22 05:07:20 PM
1 votes:
I don't neatly write out my name because that would be very easy to copy.  My signature may look like a scribble but it is a carefully arranged scribble that is very consistent and harder to forge. I just assumed that most of us "scribblers" were doing the same.
2013-06-22 03:28:05 PM
1 votes:
I figured out in late middle school/early high school that the more illegible your signature, the more "official" it looks.

At that point, I actively endeavored to make mine as messy as possible.
2013-06-22 03:27:58 PM
1 votes:

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

Why?


Three-ring binders

Wire-bound composition notebooks

And for me, being required to use a fountain pen in penmanship class. Smeared ink (which ends up on the side of a lefty's hand) and teachers who didn't make any allowances for left-handers as to the neatness of their work.
2013-06-22 03:26:45 PM
1 votes:

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

Why?


The constant stain on you hand/wrist, smeared letters, spiraled notebooks and having to either turn paper at a 30 degree angle and write diagonally or use the claw to be able to write, right handed desks where your writing arm has to hover constantly make it a wholly unpleasant experience
2013-06-22 03:15:25 PM
1 votes:
When you're left handed you learn young to hate writing by hand
2013-06-22 03:02:42 PM
1 votes:
I know what did it to me: enlisting in the Army. That first week you sign approximately a gazillion forms while getting yelled at to hurry up!

So you make a mark that resembles your old signature and haul thee some ass!
2013-06-22 02:59:30 PM
1 votes:

MBK: You know what confuses me?

My signature is always different.  It is the same basic structure, but there area always little variances within it.

If I ever get famous and start signing things, people are gonna have a hard time to determine if my stuff with my signature is real or not.  Like, I watch Pawn Stars, and the handwriting guy is like "Well, we see this loop over here isn't exactly the same as his normal signature".

What the hell!  Maybe he had an off day and it was a real signature.


Yeah, sometimes the points in my lowercase Rs are sharp, and sometimes it's more rounded. Sometimes I use a period after my first initial, sometimes not. And forget my Ys. I use a loop, straight line, and all sorts of different embellishments for them depending on if I'm in a hurry or not.
2013-06-22 02:56:20 PM
1 votes:
Oh, and the absolute best signature I've seen was an old fark at a gun shop. His legal name was Snake, and he managed to get a small drawing of a rattlesnake accepted as his legal signature.
2013-06-22 02:54:43 PM
1 votes:
My scribble is unique, which is the farking point. When's the last time you signed anything without your name (printed or typed) also on the document?
2013-06-22 02:45:36 PM
1 votes:
When I was learning cursive, my teacher used public shaming for not doing letters right. I grew up hating cursive and I scribble my signature in protest.
2013-06-22 02:45:17 PM
1 votes:

One Bad Apple: My name has too many vertical letters (l's, i's, and p's) to just scrawl out a flat line


I swear you could, though. At this point, my signature sometimes is just pretty much this: A________________ with maybe a squiggle somewhere. Nobody ever cares.
2013-06-22 02:35:47 PM
1 votes:
Mine depends on what I'm signing.  If it's an actual important document like a contract or something I use my nice signature.  If it's a credit card receipt for a box of nails and a bottle of Diet Coke at Home Depot I'll just scribble something that vaguely resembles my initials.  I still haven't quite worked out how to sign a capital cursive G.  Like, I know how you're SUPPOSED to do it, but I'm still working on a personalized signature version.
 
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