intergenerational communication

Translate this to a young'un:

"Write a check, put a stamp on an envelope, and mail it."

:jester:

Oh, they know. People still get checks for birthdays sometimes. :up:

With that said, I still go into mild shock when someone whips out a checkbook at the checkout in a busy store. I want to say, "WTF are you doing?"

9 responses to “intergenerational communication

  1. Originally posted by slackwrdave:

    I still go into mild shock when someone whips out a checkbook at the checkout in a busy store. I want to say, "WTF are you doing?"

    This invariably happens when I'm running late and in a hurry. I quietly, and somewhat privately lose my mind.I find myself paraphrasing Peter Falk from the Princess Bride fairly often these days by telling young'uns, "When I was a kid, the Internet was called books!"

  2. Originally posted by 0x29a:

    I quietly, and somewhat privately lose my mind.

    I usually do some slow deep breathing and smile at everybody. Faking it makes my mood improve.With that said, I want a Target Red Card to get the extra discounts. The main way to apply is at the register. I might do it even if it's wildly busy. I'll smile at everybody as I punch things in. πŸ˜€

  3. Originally posted by 0x29a:

    I find myself paraphrasing Peter Falk

    I really enjoyed Columbo and the NBC Mystery Movie series. I'd be snuggled in the bed and watch it on a GE 13" black and white TV. If I was up, I'd make popcorn and get a Pepsi.

  4. Having been previously employed in retail, I loathed the moment when a poor, unsuspecting bastard such as myself witnesses a customer writing a check. I wanted to shoot the check with laser beams. Ya know, like Superman. Use a damn debit/credit card. Swipe, enter pin, press yes, and you're freaking done in less than 30 seconds.

  5. Originally posted by JoshuaPhelps:

    I loathed the moment when a poor, unsuspecting bastard such as myself witnesses a customer writing a check.

    At least the check writer can be half ready and help us all.The worst case is:–waits for total on register.–THEN starts to look for checkbook.–Who do I make it out to?–What's the date?–Why do you need my driver's license?–writes a memo on the lower left.–THEN flips to check register and fills it out completely.–does the math right there in line.

  6. Originally posted by harrytheman:

    tyre and tire.

    I had a couple of English cars over the years, so I picked up on a lot of that from the owner's manual. Boot, bonnet, tyre, there were others. A bizarre one, my '72 Triumph manual called the turn signals the "trafficator." I'm not sure that was in common usage. ??

  7. Thankfully, nearly every shop in England won't take cheques (that's the British spelling of checks πŸ˜‰ ) anymore. It's strange how the same words in Britain and USA are spelt differently such as cheque and check. As we've previously discovered with my replies on this blog there is also tyre and tire. However, pretty but talentless is spelt the same in both places – One Direction!

  8. Trafficator? WTF? :confused: Haven't heard of that one myself. We call them indicators around these parts.

  9. Flashlight/torch was always my favorite. Then, of course there's colouring one's behavior as a behaviour. πŸ˜‰

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