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That tears it

I suspect others might have another word for it.

But to me, it's a curse.

You see, I am afflicted with the inescapable belief that certain members of my family are not competent to tear a check out of a checkbook. To watch me observing these wonderful people rip out a check is to see a man in anguish.

I try not to grimace. I try not to wince. I try not to offer comparisons to experiments involving chimps. 

Still, all I can say is that I know when a check is about to be turned into confetti. So can you blame me for pleading, “Here, let me help you with that”?

I'm not a micromanager by nature. Far from it. But there's something about seeing a check in the pre-mutilation moment that cries out for intervention.

People say e-banking is growing in popularity because many prefer to do things online these days. I buy that.

But I suspect that's not the only reason. 

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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