At the start of every new year, you hear people bemoaning the fact that they're still writing last year's date on their checks: "I just got used to writing 2006! I can't believe I have to start remembering to write 2007!" In just three days, I've heard so many comments like this that here I am blogging about it.
Questions, so many questions, like: Check? What's a check? Who the heck is still writing checks these days? Well, me, but only one a month, and that's only because I don't trust this one particular recipient all that much. I want both a paper trail and an electronic trail.
I actually take notice of it when someone who looks to be younger than 60 writes out a check in the supermarket checkout line. It's just so turn-of-the-century.
I wonder how long it will be before checks as we know them will become obsolete. Any predictions?