Do you know what a starter check is?
It is what the bank gives you when you first open your account. There is no name or anything printed on the top left corner and it although it is technically your account, most businesses won't take them. Why?
Well, for one, anyone can open a checking account and get a box of checks. That doesn't really mean that there is any money in there. I can remember back in the mid-90s before electronic check-readers were really good that some places would not take a check if it was numbered less than 1000. So people just started the checks with the number 1000 to get around that.
But this woman came in Sunday and wanted to use a starter check. I told her we didn't take it. One, for our protection, and two, for hers. That is essentially a blank check. Anyone can write their name and address on there and claim that's their account. She snaps back "It's not for my protection - don't lie to me."
Well, I don't really care, but you're still not writing that check here! But if we took a starter check that someone stole from her, you can bet your a** she'd sue and demand that whatever cashier took that check be prosecuted!