obviously too much free timeMarch 15, 2007
Through BoingBoing I found the Freakanomics blog and then they lead me to this link, where John Hargrave from Zug.com attempted to get the credit card companies to actually care what he signed on his credit card receipts.
“Finally, I know of no law that says your signature has to be in your own alphabet. So I found a website which converted my name to Egyptian hieroglyphics. Although “John Hargrave” was too long to remember, “John” was just snake, bird, caterpillar:
The counter clerk at the salon was busy with a phone call, and didn’t notice. On my way out the door, I realized it would have been funnier if I had signed it “Ra.” Which got me to thinking: what if I didn’t even sign with my own name?”
This makes me feel like just writing “Please see ID” on my credit card isn’t quite enough.
Oh and this is interesting news for all you generic drug buyers who shop at Walgreens. Apparently Costco is good for something!
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