Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Help for check writers

Dear check writers of America,

You don't know me, but I know you. I know you because I am frequently in line behind you at retail stores. I stand there and study you as the teenager behind the counter looks up 'check processing' in her manual. As I'm standing there losing precious moments of my life, I'm wondering why you have chosen to forgo the convenience of the debit card. These are a few of the possibilities I've come up with:

1. You're part of some oddball religious sect that promotes inconvience.

Okay, I only came up with one possibility.

I can't imagine any other reason that you're hanging on to your checkbook when the rest of the civilized world is footloose and fancy free with their debit cards. Since this season is all about giving, I would like to give something to you: a suggestion.

After Christmas is over and the frenzy of the holiday has died down, but before you have to get back to your regular grind, I suggest that you order a debit card.Trust me, dear check writing friend, this will make your trips to the store for your Kodak film and popping corn MUCH faster.

And it's easy! Just look up the customer service number for your bank in your phone book. Give them a ring from your land line. In five to seven business days, you'll be part of the new millenium. If you have any questions, just ask! I'll be checking my snail mail daily just in case.

Yours truly,

Joy Engel


  1. probably the same people who think cell phones are just a fad...

  2. It could also be people who hate trees and / or the environment since they are using paper. Preach it sista, I was behind a check writer last week at HEB who also bought cigarettes. That's 17 minutes of my life I will never get back.

  3. Here is a little something to nibble on. I too was very much bothered by check writer. However, when people say they celebrated christmas but don't believe in Jesus...I like to tell them "you celebrate the birth of Jesus every time to date a check and sign your name."
    Maybe I am just strange but I like to see the look on their face when they begin to think about it.
    Maybe not for a normal reason...but because of this I like the idea of checks:)