Originally Posted by Huntsman
Interesting that nobody seems to carry checks. I've always thought it an elegant way to pay for things.
Carrying checks is cumbersome. My cards and folded cash are half the size of a check. Besides, I always get stuck in line behind someone who pays with a check. First they write the check out nice and neatly. Then they scratch their signature. Fiddle while tearing it out of the book. Then get to wait as they enter it into their check register whilst the cashier is waiting for them to finish so they can collect their receipt and purchases.
Much faster to just use cash or an ATM card. Last time I paid with a check was two weeks ago (pre-written at home) for car miles service. They gave me the check back as they processed it as an e-check; had I known that I would have just used my ATM card.
Anyways, I carry my DL, ATM card, AAA card, and that's it. Don't like to carry a lot with me.