Paper checks????

I must admit, old school is not always the best. Take banking, for instance. I started a new job not to long ago and it took one pay cycle to get my direct deposit in place— so they paid me with A PAPER CHECK!!!

Urban Life

Urban Life

What was I supposed to do with that? Oh – yes. I remember now- take it to the BANK.

I know, I could take a picture of it and deposit it electronically, but I really don’t trust that. I used to go to the bank all of the time. I think I can handle it. Back in the day, this routine was the only choice we had.

First, let me find the branch nearest to my job. (I haven’t been in a bank in years.) Luckily, there is one right around the corner.

Now, I have to stand in line – this is taking up my entire lunch hour. Why don’t these people get direct deposit?

I finally get to a teller who reminds me to sign the back of the check. Oh yes, I love these chained down pens, they make writing so easy. You’d think that a bank with billions of dollars could budget for a few missing 19 cent Bic pens to go missing occasionally.

Because they don’t know me, I have to show ID and swipe my debit card.

All done – and 15 minutes to grab a bag of chips from the vending machine and back to work.

Hopefully, my direct deposit will be in place next payday. Viva la progress!!!

Urban Life original painting has been sold. You can purchase prints on my Fine Art America site.You can purchase prints on my Fine Art America site.


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