Good penmanship is not important in the modern world. I often go days on end without writing anything on paper. When the elementary school teachers of the world corrected our penmanship, though, they probably didn’t have what happened during a recent attempted bank robbery in Delaware in mind. Police say that the teller was unable to read the note chicken-scratched on a blank deposit slip, and gave it back to the man to rewrite. He left, threw the note in the trash, and was apprehended by state troopers.
Finally, a situation in 2011 where a typewriter would be useful.
Police: Messy handwriting foils bank robbery plot near New Castle [Delaware Online] (via ABC News – thanks, Fran!)