Well, I’m back to blogging. My parents and in-laws were in town so I went on hiatus — partly because I was busy and partly because 50% of my readership was in Kenya (that’s not true: more people read this blog than any other website). If you don’t mind, I’ll just ease back into blogging.
I sent my parents home with a check to help me get my International Driver’s License. Right as I was about to seal the envelope, I realized I made a few minor mistakes. I’ve dealt with “cash only” for so long, I forgot how to write a check. Also, I’m an idiot.
1. I’d like to point out that I have compromised on date-writing. I am willing to put the date first (if you insist), but I’m going to write out the month completely to clear up any confusion. Of course, this principled stand is pointless when writing a check to an American company.
2. I either don’t know what goes on this line or I really don’t know how to spell “Fifteen Dollars and no/100.” Or maybe I was just saying that I was willing to pay for my International Drivers Permit with another International Drivers Permit. Anything is less stupid than the truth.
3. Technically, this check is for “John Ramsey”, but if that’s the case, my memo line should look the same on all my checks. No, I was signing the check. It wasn’t until I signed the check a second time that I began to suspect that something was wrong.
In conclusion, please don’t steal my identity from this check.