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'Bill says there's no money in our bank account, but I've still got some blank cheques left.'
"You never express your emotions. You're very blank."
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"It's something from the gas company. Don't they know it takes more than bold red font, to move me to respond. I need to be wooed, fawned over. After all, I'm more than a checkbook."
'That house is a fixer upper. Are you handy with a checkbook?'
'I'm so bad with money, I never know how much I have in the bank unless I shake it and count what falls out.'
"I wish you'd talk to me, instead of just giving me that blank look!"
"It hurts when I do this Doctor"
Research continues to discover if the inability to balance a checkbook is genetic.
'50% of your figures are real, and 50% are made up.'
'What do you mean overdrawn, I still have 12 cheques left.'
"Will you take a cheque, mate?"
'You've cut me off. So how can I find my cheque book in the dark?'
'I'd like to apply for a credit card. I'm tired of my cheques bouncing.'
'But I gave you a cheque book two days ago.'
"Balancing my books."
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'I knew her two cheque-books ago...'
'That's a record. I had the check book balanced for all of fifteen minutes.'
'Isn't that a girlfriend of yours? Yes, three chequebooks ago.'
'The fact that we have loads of money - and you're skint, is hardly the basis for us to offer you a loan, Mr Jones!'
"Let's face it you are not a great reader. The only books you finish are cheque books!"
"I heard you buy old computer parts. Well, get your checkbook out."