Damn Check Writers

tsaw

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The Truck Driver, Priest, and Lawyer
A truck driver used to amuse himself by running over lawyers he saw walking down the side of the road. Every time he saw a lawyer walking along the road, he swerved to hit him and there would be a loud "THUMP". Then he would swerve back on the road.
One day, as the truck driver was driving along the road he saw a priest hitchhiking. He thought he would do a good deed and pulled the truck over.
"Where are you going, Father?" The truck driver asked.
"I'm going to the church 5 miles down the road," replied the priest.
"No problem, Father! I'll give you a lift. Climb in the truck." The happy priest climbed into the passenger seat and the truck driver continued down the road. Suddenly, the truck driver saw a lawyer walking down the road.
Instinctively he swerved to hit him. At the last moment he remembered there was a priest in the truck with him, so he swerved back to the road and narrowly missed the lawyer.
Certain he should've missed the lawyer, the truck driver was very surprised and immediately uneasy when he heard a loud "THUMP". He felt really guilty about his actions and so turned to the priest and said, "I'm really sorry Father. I almost hit that lawyer."
"That's okay," replied the priest. "I got him with the door."
 

pirate_girl

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This just infuriates me. You are standing in line.. say at the grocery store. There is an old lady that is standing there watching the stuff get ringed up.
Then at the end.. when the total is told, she will dig into her purse and finally drag out a checkbook. Then start searching for a pen. The check out lady offers one. Nope! Gotta keep looking - "I got one in here" Finally she starts writing out the check. OMFG! I swear she is writing her life's story. For the love of GOD... how long does it take to write a check?
AND MORE IMPORTANTLY: Why not get the damn check book out and fill in everything but the amount?
I've seen this more times than I can take anymore.:hammer::hammer::hammer:
This was an old lady? How old? Maybe it doesn't matter.. you said old.

How long does it take to write out a check for a woman who is elderly (and probably lucky enough to still be getting out and about on her own?)
Possibly a while.

Arthritic hands, forgetfulness, thinking she could rely on the patience of others in this world of ours all comes into play.
How on earth could anyone get so frustrated when you have some beautiful little soul doing what she needs to do?

Why didn't you offer her a pen Tom? :brows::biggrin:
 

tsaw

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Not All Lawyers Are Thieves
A group of dinner guests were blaming all of America’s troubles on lawyers when a woman said, “They aren’t all so bad. Why, last year a lawyer gave me $1000.”
“I don’t believe it,” the host responded.
“It’s true, I swear it,” said the woman. “I had a complicated personal injury case and what with the lawyer’s fee, the cost of expert witnesses, the expense of the appeal and so on, my bill was $41,000. When the judgment only amounted to $40,000, my lawyer simply forgave the difference.”
 

muleman

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It took longer to read this BS than it takes me to write a whole month's worth of checks.:hammer::yum::yum:
 

bczoom

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I must be lucky as I rarely come in behind a check writer.

I do however always seem to get the person that has to complete the transaction with exact change. The total is $14.96. Instead of handing over the $10 and $5 you have showing, they dig through the bottom of their purse looking for (4) $1's and 96 cents in change.
 

thcri

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What pisses me off more than anything is the people that have to have 4 piles of stuff and each pile has to be written up separately. Then they have to have it packed separately blah blah blah. And then this will really piss you off Tsaw cause they write 4 different checks and balance their checkbook right there.:hammer::hammer:
 

rback33

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People still write checks? You should have seen the stack of debit card receipts I just put in my register today... of course my register is a spreadsheet backed up on google docs... while reconciling everything online I found where K-Mart hit my account three times for the same purchase... already alerted them and told them I would be watching for the credits to show up.... ironically today I do have to write the 2 checks a month I normally write... rent and my personal cell phone bill to my sis since I am on her phone plan...
 

RNE228

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My Grandmother wil turn 98 this Saturday. She still works one or two days a week. And, deals only in cash. She has a savings account. For bills, she goes to the bank and has a cashiers check cut. For all else, she deals in cash.

Sometimes it is a wait in line with her, while she counts out exact change. Tough some time, because the kid cashiers don't know how to count change:hammer:

Sounds like majoring in minor shit. I go to the line that says CASH ONLY, and I have my wallet ready when the total is rung. This ain't hard shit to figure out...at least for me it ain't hard.
 

muleman

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I must be lucky as I rarely come in behind a check writer.

I do however always seem to get the person that has to complete the transaction with exact change. The total is $14.96. Instead of handing over the $10 and $5 you have showing, they dig through the bottom of their purse looking for (4) $1's and 96 cents in change.

Hey, I pay with exact change once I have my 10 debit transactions for the month done. Of course I usually have it already figured and counted out before they are done ringing it up. I love the kids who can't figure change unless the register tells them what it is.:whistling:
 

Doc

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I agree with you Tom. Been there done that. Even old ladies who balance their checkbook know before all the merchandise is rung up that they are going to pay by check. They should get out the checkbook and start writing the check ...what else is there to do while waiting for the clerk to finish up and bag your stuff. It is not that my time is so precious, it's simply a total waste of time for no reason that could have been avoided had the check writer had their chit together. I've seen some who will write the check and then flip to the check register and proceed to enter this entry and subtract it from their balance. :eek: Rude rude rude!
 

pirate_girl

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Meh, everyones in such a big hurry these days..

Having said that, what DOES chap my ass is when people stand in line and flap with the cashiers because they know them personally.
Now THAT bothers me. If you want to have a lengthy conversation, do it on your own time.
I agree with it being rude Doc, when anyone stops to balance a check book, that can wait until you get in the car or once you get home.

When I shop and see the lines are long, I do make out the check first (when I use them, that is)..
 

Cowboy

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Meh, everyones in such a big hurry these days..

Having said that, what DOES chap my ass is when people stand in line and flap with the cashiers because they know them personally.
Now THAT bothers me. If you want to have a lengthy conversation, do it on your own time.
I agree with it being rude Doc, when anyone stops to balance a check book, that can wait until you get in the car or once you get home.

When I shop and see the lines are long, I do make out the check first (when I use them, that is)..


Nope not me PG I dont get in a hurry about nothing :biggrin: I also haven,t waited in line or put up with near the BS Ya,ll do for the last several years . Sometimes it pays bein a hermit :w00t2:
 
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