So, today I needed to write a check for a credit card payment. I looked, and looked and looked for the proper entity to which to assign the check, found two invitations to pay my bill on line; and a box to fill in with the amount I was paying, but no MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO…
…finally, I made the check payable to the name of the card, with some misgiving, and then! saw! in no more than three point type — tiny enough, yes, to be a Design Element, in a single line, right at the break where the payment coupon separates from the bill —
make check payable to Card Services
OK, fine. I added Card Services to the payment line, and then bethought to write a note, which I did, asking that the check payable instructions be made visible.
It was only after I had folded the note with the check and the coupon into the envelope that I realized that the children — by which I mean people who were students at the college when I worked there in 2011, who could have reasonably been expected to graduate by now — did not read, or write, cursive.
So, my note may arrive on the desk of someone who cannot read it, and who may have to call for a manager or a vice president, or. . .someone. . .to translate it for them.
Does this open up a new line of work? Cursive Reader?
Maybe I can get a job.
In the meantime, back to work I go.