Time for a quick story…
This morning, our 16 year old son needed a check written for soccer registration. We were busy getting the other kids ready for school so he offered to write it.
He then asked me for instructions. I told him how to fill out the various fields, including the date, payee, amount (numerical), and the amount in words. This last bit included instructions to add “and 00/100ths” since it was for a round dollar amount.
Sure enough, he did exactly as I instructed. This included writing the following when spelling out the amount of the check:
“Forty five dollars and zero zero hundredths”
Yes, he actually spelled out 00/100 instead of putting it in numerically.
This is just a sign of the times, I guess. By the time I was driving, I knew full well how to write a check. But check-writing is apparently a dying art.