The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

5 May 2003

Right-sizing™ for today

I'm inclined to believe I'm not the only person on earth who maintains a direct correlation: one box of checks, one check register. And this isn't as easy as it used to be, either. While the number of bills hasn't decreased (ha!), I'm paying a lot of the recurring bills via my bank's online facility, which means that I might write maybe six, seven checks a month instead of 20 or 25, which in turn means that with all those online transactions, ATM withdrawals, Visa Check Card purchases and whatnot to log in, the old-style register, designed for a box of 200 checks, just isn't sufficient anymore.

How is the world's largest check printer dealing with this? They've added a few pages to the register — and started packing 150 checks to the box.

"Did the price go down?" What are you, nuts?

Posted at 6:00 AM to Common Cents


They've never been able to get the number of hotdogs to match the number of buns. What makes you think they'll be able to solve the register/checks problem?

Posted by: DavidC552 at 3:21 PM on 5 May 2003

Where did I suggest that I thought this problem was soluble? I'm just whining about paying the same amount for less product.

Posted by: CGHill at 4:12 PM on 5 May 2003