Ever notice that very few cashiers ever check to see if the signature on your receipts really matches the signature on the back of your credit card? At the grocery store I go to, you just take out your card, swipe it yourself, and put it away. They don’t even look at the name! They just hand you the receipt and you sign it. I mean, you could just sign it “Zeus”. And this guy did!
I ran across this link at Fatwallet. See also Part II. Apparently he’s tried everything from signing the receipt at Krispy Kreme as “Dunk N Donuts” and at Dunkin’ Donuts as “Kris P Kreme”, to just signing it “X”, to finally just drawing hieroglyphics. Check it out, definitely good for a laugh. Of course, it doesn’t exactly inspire confidence in the security of using credit cards, especially with one of mine being recently stolen.
In my opinion, the one where he actually computed a negative tip at a restaurant and signed it “Service Sucked” was the funniest. Goes against my tipping guidelines, but there have at least been a couple times the service I received was bad enough to consider it! *cough* Denny’s *cough*
By Jonathan Ping | Credit Cards | 3/23/05, 7:08pm