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    Quote Originally Posted by gabriel;2892130;
    I write 2 checks per month. one or my rent, the other for the cellphones for myself and my parents, Jitterbug has yet to come into online payments. All of my other bills are paid via me and the computer when I want to pay it. I control everything!!! (Say it in a Sargent Schultz from Hogans heros voice)
    Aww, I do that, too. I also pay my parents' regular phone bill.

    I'm another control freak. I pay my bills online, but I pay them every month. Occasionally I get a bill that overcharges me. I can deal with that then and pay the correct amount. I'm afraid that if it was automatically deducted, I'd have less of a chance of getting a credit back in a timely manner...

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    My electronic transfers are instantaneous, per my credit union, otherwise it may take a few days. I even pay my yard guy through computer transactions. His takes a few days. I got sick of him not picking up his check from my door for a week after he'd cut my grass. That just didn't seem like the safest thing to me. He now knows to watch the mail. CU sends him a paper check with no postage charge for me. I do love my CU.

    I don't go to the ATM much. I usually just get extra money from my point of purchase, whether I need it or not. ATMs actually make me nervous. I'm always looking around and around like somebody who is committing a crime!! I'm always ready to do battle at a moment's notice!
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    I don't pay by check-ever. Unless it is to the school or something. The mortgage payment is one I schedule. The bank cuts the check and sends it electronically. Most of the bills aren't like that. But none of them go out unless I schedule it.

    I had a pub crawl scheduled for Saturday night. A fraternity. I was going to drive them around (in my bus) to different bars and watch them make fools of themselves. Actually was really dreading it, because here in our town the Jayhawks play in the NCAA final 4 tournament saturday night. If we win, the streets will be packed (think Mardi Gras sp). Well guess what? They canceled today...decided to watch the game instead. Someone there had a huge "duh" moment.

    OMG. Another pub crawl I had last weekend. This fraternity's guests were their Moms. I could not believe it. They took their mothers out drinking with them. It was a strange evening. My job was to shuttle them from the bar, to their house, to mother's hotel. One group had 5 guys get on and one Mom. So I asked, Do we need to go by the hotel? All the guys say no...Mom pipes in...Oh I am so sorry guys...and her voice trails off. I take that to mean go by the hotel. So I drive over there, stop, open the door and nobody gets out. I look in the mirror and say, "Is anyone getting off here?" The boy sitting by his Mom kind of shugs his shoulders. So I'm thinking ok, she changed her mind. I take them to frat house and when Mom gets off she says in a drunk whine...You didn't stop at the hotel. I told her, well yes I did. Then she says: Well you didn't say anything. I say, laughing to myself...Well, yes I did. She stumbles off the bus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by livin4reality;2892774;
    I take them to frat house and when Mom gets off she says in a drunk whine...You didn't stop at the hotel. I told her, well yes I did. Then she says: Well you didn't say anything. I say, laughing to myself...Well, yes I did. She stumbles off the bus.
    GROSS! I would've thrown a Nerf ball at her head!

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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Why would frat boys take mothers out drinking with them - I would never... oh well it's a different time.

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    In college, some of my friends and I took my mom (with Dad as her date) to see Rocky Horror on her birthday. That was fun; I have cool parents! (They're 70 and 72 now, but you'd never know it.) But on a frat pub crawl? Uhhhh . . . no . . .!
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by canadian_angel;2891360;
    I feel so bad when I hold up a line because I can't get my money out. But that's usually really rare.
    I don't usually have the problem on the front end, I have it at the end when I'm receiving change. It must be some sort of New York City standard, because it doesn't matter where I go, but always, always, my groceries are scanned, then packed, and then the person will take the money from me, even if I've been holding it out the entire time the person was scanning. I always think it would be more efficient if they took the money as soon as they were done scanning or as soon as I am ready, and then I could put away my change while they bag my groceries-- because I hate clogging traffic trying to stuff my change back in my wallet.

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    I hate clogging too putting stuff back in my purse. That's why I recently got one that's just a wee bit bigger. I still use a fairly large sized wallet and I would have trouble getting it back in my purse. I don't have that problem now, but I still hate to be standing there when they're ringing someone else in. Makes me feel like I'm holding them up even when I'm not.

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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by canadian_angel;2893867;
    I hate clogging too putting stuff back in my purse. That's why I recently got one that's just a wee bit bigger. I still use a fairly large sized wallet and I would have trouble getting it back in my purse. I don't have that problem now, but I still hate to be standing there when they're ringing someone else in. Makes me feel like I'm holding them up even when I'm not.
    That's why I don't even use a wallet. Too many compartments to stuff things in. I use the inside zippered compartment of my purse as my wallet. My cash, cards and license are in there. It's easy to access with one zip and I can stuff my change from a purchase in there quickly and zip it back up.
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    I don't mind waiting a little. I mean it shouldn't get to the point where you get your change back and boom, the next customer's cart is in your butt moving you along! BUT...I dislike stragglers who think once their transaction is over, they can just stand there forever like a dumb cow. (Now, if they're elderly, give them a little time to move along...the elderly need a bit more time and that's fine.) I can't stand it at the drive though at my bank where a car will be all done and they've gotten their receipt or their cash from the teller, and they just sit in their car doing god knows what in there while the other cars are waiting to get their spot. Even if they're putting money away in their wallet, it shouldn't take that long...

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