I totally agree. I hate doing automatic bill pay most of the time. Might have to start typing out my checks, since people seem to have a problem reading my hand writing...
I should use a typewriter for check some time. I also prefer to pay my bills with paper.
I keep thinking about using a typewriter to write checks, but I don't seem to write more than one or two at a time, and they're NCR checks, so there'd be that "gotta tear them out of the book first" issue. I will have to give it a try anyway soonish.
A rousing, "Amen" to that! I make the university print ALL my emails!!!
Hehe, I have raised a few eyebrows filling out applications that way too! In fact, my current employer still remembers it and commented about it a year later.
I'm glad I'm not the only one supporting the US Post Office! I have a feeling that they will go out the same way our dear typewriters did; scoffed at and considered archaic.Here's to both typewriters and the USPS!
Let me add to my previous comment. This "going green" crap is a scam. The reason all these agencies and utilities want you to "go green" has nothing to do with the environment. It's motivated by their desire not to deal with mailings, which will save them money and trouble but not you. Screw "green."
Unfortunately, not even typing on that stunning Torpedo can make paying bills remotely fun to me. ( :
I think this is the best use of typewriters... using them for official correspondence. Totally makes boring tasks fun. I actually recently wrote an appeal for a traffic ticket with my Royal Quiet De Luxe. They probably thought I was insane but I did get $100 knocked off!
Until I moved to FL about 10 years ago I used to do the same thing. I did my business checks and decided; what the heck; I'll do my personal checks also. Now I got into the online habit that I hope to break.I use my collection of one typewriter to do envelopes, some correspondence and tons of labelling. Typewriter ink stays. Ever try to label a manilla file folder tab on a laser or inkjet printer?