I know I'm getting older but today topped the cake! I went to do a little shopping at a local department store and came away feeling like a dinosaur!
While waiting, forever, in the check out line I completed my check except for the amount. When I get up to the register the cashier says,"Oh! your going to pay with a check? let me see what I haaave to do! He then leaves the register and goes to another employee and starts a discussion. They talk and look over at me like I am holding a gun instead of a check book. When he returns he says "Fill it out and I'll have to go to another machine to run it through, then I'll need a picture ID and you will need to sign," ...all the while eyeing me as if I had dropped from space.
I give him the check and ask Do you not ever get checks? To that he replied, even more annoyed, checks are going out! Everyone uses debit cards now. Soon there will be no more checks. I was so humiliated. A customer behind me having heard the conversation says "A lot he knows, my mom and a lot of other seniors will never give up their checks." I know she was trying to make me feel better but somehow I felt older and more out of touch than ever.
My question- Do you still use checks or do you use a debit card? Am I the last of the check writing dinosaurs?