Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “check/cheque/Czech.” Use one, use ’em all, use ’em any way you’d like. Have fun!
Writing a cheque to pay for your purchases is a thing of the past, or extremely rare now.
In my banking days, it took 3 working days to process, but four to actually clear as this gave the banks time to send the rubber ones back in the post. Of course it’s all changed now, everything is electronic, and I understand you can actually pay a cheque into your account on an app or copy! Granny would often send a cheque to the grand children for their birthdays or Christmas, but even that is being done on-line now and paid directly into their bank accounts.
Gone are the manual checks for words and figures, date and signature, something I got a dab hand at as my eyes would automatically scan the relevant areas. Sigh, those were the days, when you went into the bank and were greeted by a row of cashiers rather than machines. Now there’s one for paying in, a machine for taking out, another for managing your account and in one bank, they even had a coin sorter for your bulk coin so that the machine counted it for you rather than you have to bag it up in the relevant denominations and values (no mixed coins please!!). There was a charge though, 10% of your deposit!
As for Czech, Hubby had to get some foreign currency when he visited friends way back in 2014.
Have a great weekend.