I went in to order new checks because with the changeover it wasn't possible to do it online. The kid behind the desk told me that we could just start over from check #1. I said, "Are you sure there won't be a problem with two of the same check number floating around out there even if they were written far apart from each other." He said, "I don't think so." I asked if he would check with a manager.
Manager comes over and tells me, "Yes, that would be a problem." Doi. (My six year old has started saying doi and even though I haven't said it in at least 20 years, I've decided to add it back into my vocabulary.)
So - Doi!
Today, I finally get the checks. All 50 0f them. Not 250 or how many usually come in an order. 50 of them. But on top of the checks in the box is a pen from the bank wrapped in a far too large plastic box. So I've got a box wrapped plastic wrap that is holding a pen I don't need, the excessive plastic box that held the pen, a new plastic checkbook cover that I don't need and only 50 checks that I do need. And soon, I'll have to reorder because they only gave me 50 checks.
Who is the marketing genius behind this? Banks are failing. I would think they would want to instill confidence in their customers instead of looking stupid. But no, they send me an environmentally unfriendly box of far too few checks. Bad for the environment. Inconvenient for me.