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Does your signature really matter?

posted by Lance Arthur   Jun 05, 2003

Does your signature really matter?. The Credit Card Prank tests the theory of the illegible signature, including signing with stick figures, a grid, “Mariah Carey”…

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Jon BellJun 05, 2003 at 8:19PM

I sign my name backwards (except for the N, which is written forwards, because when I was learning I screwed up) and people ask me about it *all the time*. After 9/11 I had a lot of people thinking it was that darn islam language they were hearing so much about.

mathewJun 06, 2003 at 10:45AM

Your signature really doesn’t matter until the point that whatever you signed is disputed. Those credit slips you sign just get filed away for records and are almost never looked at.

Jay NungesserJun 08, 2003 at 11:42AM

I find it truly bizarre that in the 2003 world of thumbprint-enabled laptops, retina scans, and security guards that search my shoes at airports, we still use slips of paper with scribbled signatures to exchange money. I wonder how long paper checks in their current form will still be around.

This thread is closed to new comments. Thanks to everyone who responded.