The other day I wrote my first French cheque. Seems a little silly to be excited about something so normal, but checks are a little different in every country, so it's funny to be an adult asking for help to fill out a check because you don't know what to do. I remember this same experience in England, asking the gardener how to fill out the check, and she laughed at me.

I also found this interesting because in the US I almost never write checks. I use my debit card, my credit card, the bills are on auto-pay, or I fill out an e-pay online and the bank sends the money to the recipient.

I'll let you know when I use my debit card for the first time. I'm afraid to activate it, because I might be tempted to go shopping!


Blogger Sue said...

Why do you need this checking account if you are returning to the U.S. next week?
Is there something you're not telling us? ;)

Anonymous emily in sac said...

I 2nd Sue's question. I wondered the same thing. BTW, I left Paris in 2000 with about $100 in my French bank acct. Oops. Back to Sue's question...


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