19100 clears the bank...so far

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The first check that I wrote this year was for $38.15

for the date I wrote: 01/05/19100

the check has cleared.

I have begun to write other checks with the 19100 date.
As I get more confident that nobody really cares what date is written on the check,
(I already know they don't check the signature)
I will begin dating checks to credit cards and other larger organizations with the 19100 date.

After a while I will have a bunch of checks from a number of sources, I will continue to date all checks with the 19100 date.

So much for being able to "post-date" checks. especially ones that are not meant to be cashed for 17,100 years....

I guess 19100 IS a valid date equivalent to 2000.

-- plonk! (realaddress@hotmail.com), January 12, 2000


plonk!, I have already started using 19100 as my date of choice.

-- Brooks (brooksbie@hotmail.com), January 12, 2000.

Once, upon a time, many years ago, actual human eyes, in the bank looked at every check you wrote, to check the date, the amounts and compared your signature on file, with the signature on the check, to safeguard your account. How we have progressed.

-- In the last (thirty@yearsorso.com), January 12, 2000.

Heh heh, that's a good one. I used to work in a bank, and back then (six years ago) we just did a quick flip through and only pulled out the cheques over $1500. We did date check those ones, but that was about all we did. They could be signed "M.Mouse" for all we cared.

-- Servant (public_service@yahoo.com), January 13, 2000.

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