In my business we prefer to be paid by cash. However, some clubowners prefer to pay by check. So many times I have heard them say, “I’ll cut a check for you.“ I don’t need a check cut in half. Even if I tape it together it’s still gonna look suspicious. I don’t need that in my life.
I wonder when that phrase was first uttered. Maybe at a place where they actually make and cut checks. That’s the only thing that makes sense to me. Imagine if your employer cut your check in 1 million Little pieces. How would you react? I know I would be pretty ticked off.
Years ago I worked at circuit city. On a Sunday I got a call at home from an employee telling me they had a guy who is really getting out of control because the salesman cut his credit card in half. It was a 45 minute drive so I decided to deal with the problem on Monday.
Imagine my surprise when I discovered that the knucklehead salesman didn’t understand the difference between “repossess“ and “re-process“. I swear it’s true he swiped the guys credit card in the machine and it said re-process so he took the guys credit card￼￼ and cut it in half. I know! That customer was really mad, so to make up for it I cut him a check for $50 for his trouble.￼