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Old 07-12-2020, 03:35 AM
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Being an old Cro-magnon business owner, we still use hand filled out invoices. When I sense an arrogant youngster might complain about high charges I write in cursive. They are too embarrassed, remain silent, and just insert their chip (yes we take plastic, I'm not a Neanderthal).

Anyone that is going to give an excuse why they are too lazy to learn cursive, save it. we don't believe you.

Not all younger folks, just some.
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Lol. Well done.
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Originally Posted by baypro21 View Post
Being an old Cro-magnon business owner, we still use hand filled out invoices. When I sense an arrogant youngster might complain about high charges I write in cursive. They are too embarrassed, remain silent, and just insert their chip (yes we take plastic, I'm not a Neanderthal).

Anyone that is going to give an excuse why they are too lazy to learn cursive, save it. we don't believe you.

Not all younger folks, just some.
lol. Like
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Lol. Well done.
just messing with you

I completely sympathize with the other thread. When we replace an old mercury bulb thermostat with a modern digital type, geezers require instruction and whipper snappers take a glance at it and say I got it.
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Originally Posted by baypro21 View Post
just messing with you

I completely sympathize with the other thread. When we replace an old mercury bulb thermostat with a modern digital type, geezers require instruction and whipper snappers take a glance at it and say I got it.
Ha ha he said whippersnappers.

does anyone know who are the cowboy was that use that term?
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I used to have a Gabby Hayes fishing outfit when I was a kid, a 6 inch sunfish was a challenge. It was a metal rod with a screw together ferrule


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Not their fault if the schools decided not to teach it.

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Yea I can barely write in cursive anymore and haven't been in school for 20 years. Its dying away like analog clocks
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Originally Posted by baypro21 View Post
Being an old Cro-magnon business owner, we still use hand filled out invoices. When I sense an arrogant youngster might complain about high charges I write in cursive. They are too embarrassed, remain silent, and just insert their chip (yes we take plastic, I'm not a Neanderthal).

Anyone that is going to give an excuse why they are too lazy to learn cursive, save it. we don't believe you.

Not all younger folks, just some.
Because it was invented to write with quill and fountain pens, as they will not write if you attempt to block letter print with no slant.

That said, I know it and was taught it, but never use it and think it is obsolete. The technology used that mandated it is only used by maybe one in a million people who still use a quill or fountain pen?
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Im 40 and never learned it. I was in one of those ADD SPED classes so they were focusing on other skills. Itís a struggle but as time goes by itís less and less prevalent. I just have my wife read it to me if I canít.

Congratulations you are going out of your way to give someone with a potential disability a hard time.
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I can remember in elementary school we had classes in penmanship
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Originally Posted by FishnDive View Post
I can remember in elementary school we had classes in penmanship
And I always got a N = Needs Improvement
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They took it out of WA schools for about 5-6yrs. A friend of ours sent her 15yr old daughter to some summer camp last summer. She wrote her daughter several letters but got nothing back. When her daughter came home, she asked why the daughter never wrote back. Daughter said the letters were in cursive so she couldn’t read it. The girls older and younger siblings all knew cursive, but the 15yr old fell within the grades/time period where it was never taught. Friend eventually taught her daughter how to write cursive after that.
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Im 40 and never learned it. I was in one of those ADD SPED classes so they were focusing on other skills. Itís a struggle but as time goes by itís less and less prevalent. I just have my wife read it to me if I canít.

Congratulations you are going out of your way to give someone with a potential disability a hard time.
lighten up. Don't get so offended. it is a thread making fun of my thread about older people and technology. i thought it was very creative. I give OP an A.
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lighten up Francis. Don't get so offended. it is a thread making fun of my thread about older people and technology. i thought it was very creative. I give OP an A.
fify...again

I actually didn't know not being able to read cursive was a thing til 4 yrs ago when we gave a buddies son a graduation gift/card. My wife wrote the card and when he got it he handed it to his mom and said I can't read this.
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Learned cursive in 5th grade from Sister Maureen. She had no problem keeping us until 5pm or smacking us with a ruler.
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I learned cursive and have pretty good handwriting for a straight guy but I don’t really ever use it.


The high school class I use every single work day is typing. Far more useful than writing with curly cues.
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Learnt cursive in school. took drafting and started my working life as a draftsman. so now my written communication is a combination of cursive and printing.

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