Last week's humor involved a check with a clever use of mathematics in the written amount of money involved.
Several users of this site (n>3) suggested that the comment below the check was in error. That is, the check was written as
e^(i*pi) not e^(2*pi). First, I did not write the commentary. Second, I think it is right, we just cannot read the check well-enough.
Also, other readers passed on some of their own horror stories. For example, M.N. (Bellingham) writes: I did once write a check when I was a [college] student at **** that caused
quite some trouble. The amount was something like $450.44, but rather than
write "...and 44/100 dollars" on the check I simplified the fraction to
"11/25 dollars." The clerk rejected the check, but after my protests she got
a manager who came out and asked me to change it to 44/100 and initial the
change. I wasn't happy, they weren't happy, nobody was happy.
Great story...any others to share?