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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

my check wasn't accepted (*because its a starter check) by the Monroe County Clerk of Court for the $456 traffic ticket I got in December ffffuuuu.gif

and I can't pay online because its been more than 30 days since the citation. I did try to pay but the fucking online payment kept on being rejected by two different credit cards (and I ended up getting called by my two credit card companies when both were charged over $2,000 each anyway). thats when I decided just to send a check.

*I know its kind of weird not having printed up personalized checks, but my wife and I centralized our bank accounts two years ago, and I've only had to write about 5 checks in the last 2 years. Everything else is paid by direct debit/auto payment. I never got around to have new checks printed up because the starter book was still full and I figured it was a waste not to use them. I even used one of them to buy a fucking car, but apparently its not good enough for a clerk of court in florida.facepalm.gif

No, the weird thing is people using cheques any time after 1980.
post #41297 of 66615
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Originally Posted by Fang66 View Post

No, the weird thing is people using cheques any time after 1980.

I seem to use them all the time, more so than I have in the last 5 years it seems.
post #41298 of 66615
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Originally Posted by A Canuker View Post

I seem to use them all the time, more so than I have in the last 5 years it seems.

I used them quite a lot when I lived in Montreal but I barely use them anywhere else.
post #41299 of 66615
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

*I know its kind of weird not having printed up personalized checks, but my wife and I centralized our bank accounts two years ago, and I've only had to write about 5 checks in the last 2 years. Everything else is paid by direct debit/auto payment. I never got around to have new checks printed up because the starter book was still full and I figured it was a waste not to use them. I even used one of them to buy a fucking car, but apparently its not good enough for a clerk of court in florida.facepalm.gif

2 things
first, what bank doesn't give you personalized checks for free when you open an account? I mean, they won't be fancy, but every checking account I have opened has come with a box of checks (of course I can't even use the first packet before I move 3 years later and the address is no longer current).

second, just have your bank cut a check...the only checks I can remember writing anytime recently were when I bought a sailboat from an acquaintance (who was thus ok with a regular check) and being ready to write a check for a deposit on an apartment if I had to. Everything else comes as a check that is written and mailed by my bank for free. Sometimes it is a little hidden (my current bank, you have to set up a one time bill-pay and then put in the recipient's name and the amount and the bank writes the check and mails it)
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

2 things
first, what bank doesn't give you personalized checks for free when you open an account? I mean, they won't be fancy, but every checking account I have opened has come with a box of checks (of course I can't even use the first packet before I move 3 years later and the address is no longer current).

second, just have your bank cut a check...the only checks I can remember writing anytime recently were when I bought a sailboat from an acquaintance (who was thus ok with a regular check) and being ready to write a check for a deposit on an apartment if I had to. Everything else comes as a check that is written and mailed by my bank for free. Sometimes it is a little hidden (my current bank, you have to set up a one time bill-pay and then put in the recipient's name and the amount and the bank writes the check and mails it)

I just wanted to pay this off with my old account that I use for things like anniversary/B-day/secret gifts and very big purchases (like a car). That account was just a simple checking account that I never ended up getting extra checks for - and still have an almost full starter book full yet to be used.

the wife and I have regular personalized checks from our joint accounts. I just wanted to pay for the ticket myself using my legacy account since it was my mistake/traffic violation.
post #41301 of 66615
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

my check wasn't accepted (*because its a starter check) by the Monroe County Clerk of Court for the $456 traffic ticket I got in December ffffuuuu.gif

and I can't pay online because its been more than 30 days since the citation. I did try to pay but the fucking online payment kept on being rejected by two different credit cards (and I ended up getting called by my two credit card companies when both were charged over $2,000 each anyway). thats when I decided just to send a check.

*I know its kind of weird not having printed up personalized checks, but my wife and I centralized our bank accounts two years ago, and I've only had to write about 5 checks in the last 2 years. Everything else is paid by direct debit/auto payment. I never got around to have new checks printed up because the starter book was still full and I figured it was a waste not to use them. I even used one of them to buy a fucking car, but apparently its not good enough for a clerk of court in florida.facepalm.gif


Many Clerks won't accept personal checks. Verify that the reason your check wasn't accepted is because it was a starter check and that you don't need to pay with a money order or cashier's check.
post #41302 of 66615
Yeah I was about to say: most of the courts around here won't take personal checks. They will take lawyer's trust account checks but other than that you usually need a cashier's check or a money order.
post #41303 of 66615
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

Many Clerks won't accept personal checks. Verify that the reason your check wasn't accepted is because it was a starter check and that you don't need to pay with a money order or cashier's check.

^thanks I got a letter specifically saying they don't accept starter/counter checks not pre-printed with name address. But on the back of the ticket it says personal checks are accepted.

fuck it. to avoid any problems I'm just going to go to the bank tomorrow and get a cashiers check... better safe than sorry.
post #41304 of 66615
you would think that Monroe County would have a workable system for billing out of towners for traffic violations. that's only what their entire fucking police force does all day
post #41305 of 66615
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

its cold this week. the kind of cold where I'm afraid to have the dog outside for too long.

It's been -3c or lower with a windchill of at least -10 for the last month or so here and my dog loves it, he has a winter coat which he wears with pleasure, as he stays toasty for the whole 1-2 hours we are out every afternoon.
post #41306 of 66615
I'm on and off some bloody cold. I drink every night and then wake up after midnight to take meds until the next evening. I have benders to go on this weekend. Please alcohol make me healthy.
post #41307 of 66615
Re: cheques, move to a first world country, problem solved.
post #41308 of 66615
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

its cold this week. the kind of cold where I'm afraid to have the dog outside for too long.
Same here. It was 7 degrees here this morning with a windchill of -3. Too cold to walk the dog, so I opened the back door and let him out for him to do his business.
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it was really cold here too: 71 degrees happy.gif
post #41310 of 66615
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

It's been -3c or lower with a windchill of at least -10 for the last month or so here and my dog loves it, he has a winter coat which he wears with pleasure, as he stays toasty for the whole 1-2 hours we are out every afternoon.

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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post


Same here. It was 7 degrees here this morning with a windchill of -3. Too cold to walk the dog, so I opened the back door and let him out for him to do his business.


the dog's got the puffy jacket over a sweater, or the wool filson dog jacket foo.gif too. Its weird because its the kind of cold where I love to run in but hate to walk in. The dog actually milks his walking time and delays shitting until I get really mad and start semi-yelling stupid/emasculating things like "come on boy! go potty!"


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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

it was really cold here too: 71 degrees happy.gif

ffffuuuu.gif I hate to say it... but I'm missing florida... ffffuuuu.gif

I love colder temps in the 30ºF range (where you can still be active and when you get a sweat going strip down to a single layer during exercise), but at 20F and below its cumbersome and becomes diminishing returns when it gets even below that.
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