So I had an item that I wanted to sell so I listed it on Craigslist. Not more than 15 minutes after I posted the ad, I got an email from someone saying he was interested in buying my item and asking if he could pay me by cheque.
I responded to his email and said, yes, you can write a check. Then I asked if he was either English or Canadian.
He sent me back an email asking me why I wanted to know that. I wrote back and said, “I didn’t mean to pry or to offend you. I was just curious at the way you wrote ‘cheque’ instead of ‘check,’ which is how we usually spell it in America. I think that ‘cheque’ is the British spelling of the word.”
He wrote back and said, “I see. Well, I’m neither English nor Canadian. I am, in fact, Czech, and I recently moved here from the Czech Republic. But if it will make it any easier on you, I can pay cash, as in good old American dollars.”
“That’s okay,” I wrote back. “I’ll take a cheque.”
Written for today’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt from Linda G. Hill. We are challenged to use “check,” “cheque,” and/or “Czech” in our post.