Sign here....

I've been thinking about how I sign my name.

You need to sign when you use a debit or credit card. But what does that mean? 

Back in the day, it meant you signed with a pen, and you got a receipt with that signature, because you were signing in triplicate. Those days are long gone, duh.

Vendors still need to have you sign your name. Well, maybe not your name. You just need to sign....something that doesn't even look like your name. 

I was talking with a friend the other afternoon, and I wanted to know what 'makes' a good signature. I sign my name very different now, than I did 10, 20, 30, and certainly more than 40 years ago. How does an official know what you signature looks like now vs. then?

Then Joe told me, just that day, he signed using his nose, on that electronic ink pad. I said "You've got to be kidding me!"

His response was "My nose is cleaner than a finger that's been in a nose."

Touchee.

Live richly, marilyn

ps. follow me on my Alameda real estate blog, marilynschumacher.com

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