I am willing to hear your answer. That is not a rhetorical question.
Why do people write checks at the counter in a CONVENIENCE STORE? Thus inconveniencing all those in line, who dropped by because AHEM it's CONVENIENT. At least it is if you're not there writing a check.
Seriously. They know when they come in that they're going to use a check. So why do they wait until they get to the counter to drag that checkbook out of the purse and go to town. They could have the whole thing ready except the amount. THEY KNOW THEY'RE USING A CHECK, by cracky! It's not like they came in to pay for gas, and then the chicken smelled so good that they have to exceed their fuel budget for a couple of breasts. In a grocery store, they have to push the cart around, and maybe
We had FIVE people backed up today. At least I was next in line, with my 44 oz Diet Coke rapidly losing carbonation. But those high-tower workers must have had little enough left of their lunch hour, the way they tore out of there and blew past me at the underpass, heading toward the northbound entrance ramp, even running a solid yellow arrow to cut in front of oncoming traffic.
There oughta be a law. Or a line for correct change only.