why do some people still write checks? i was in the store yesterday and i saw a lovely young lady no more than my own age writing a check what the hell come on in this day an age. sure if your 80 ok i get it its what you have dony all your life no need changing now. however when your 30 and u write checks all u do is slow me down. i timed it. it took five more mins she had to find her check book then a pen write out the check get it verified by the computer. she only had 3 items and so did i. i used my debt card swiped it as the first item was scanned. put in my pin the whole thing was done under a min. we live in the digital age catch up people.