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The Fabulous Adventures of Astera: Writer/Actress for Hire

Meet Astera (aka: me), a star in her own mind. Our plucky little heroine has embarked on not one but two difficult, low-paying career paths: writing and acting. Witness the menial jobs! The unreasonable demands! The quirky friends and family! And the glimmer of success just ahead! Through it all, Astera maintains her core beliefs: 1) She is destined to be fabulous 2) Everything is more fun with a cocktail.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

On Checkwriting

Have you ever noticed that it tends to be women of a certain age who write checks in stores? Men rarely write checks while standing in line, most likely because where would they keep the checkbook? But with the advent of the easy-to-use ATM debit cards, especially those with Visa or Mastercard logos that are accepted virtually everywhere, I don't understand why some people are still tied to the checkbook.

Take today, for instance. I was standing in line at Longs Drugs, and there were too many customers and not enough checkers. The woman in front of me was buying about 10 items. It was not until the last item was rung up that she began to make out her check. I mean, come on! Couldn't she at least have filled in the name of the store and the date while she was waiting? And of course, she didn't have duplicate checks, so we all had to wait while she filled in the amount in her checkbook ledger and did the math. Then, she seemed surprised when the clerk asked her for her driver's license, so she had to haul out her wallet and rifle through it to produce ID. It took several minutes, whereas she could have just swiped her ATM card, entered her secret code, and finished in a matter of seconds.

Yes, I know that I have a serious lack of patience. But you'd think other people might be a little bit more considerate of that!


  • At 12:31 PM, Blogger Bruingirl said…

    I have to say that I'm guilty of checkwriting as well....but only at Costco. But, you just give them a blank check and they print all the necessary info for you!


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