Lately, for the first time in my life, I've been getting a lot of shit over how I write the number 7.
For reference, this is how I do it:
|The one on the right is when I'm in a hurry, like running from hippos.|
Well even if you don't, a lot of other people I've encountered lately do. For example, I went to the bank and writing the number 7 was involved in a deposit I was making, and the teller was like "What is this? A 2?" And I was like "Umm... it's a 7 you dumb bitch." I mean, seriously. Here's a side-by-side comparison of my 2 and 7:
|The 7 won, thanks to its +7 morningstar.|
I've always crossed my 7s. That's just how I roll. Not crossing them feels wrong to me. And now people wanna tell me I'm doing it wrong? Please. I'm a grown-ass man.
Here is a list of reasons why crossing your 7s is a good idea:
1. It's classy.
That's all. It's simply classy. It gives your seven an air of finesse that cannot be rivaled by the regular, ho-hum, uncrossed seven. Or maybe that's just me being defensive because of how appalled I was to get shit for the way I write my fucking 7s.
Why would you ever criticize someone, so matter-of-factly, for the way they write any number or letter?
"Oh, that's how you write your Os? Like an oval? Eww. Gross. Go back to school"
What a stupid ass thing to complain about. Like, I understand if your writing looks like this:
|As cool as it is for your writing to look like graffiti... no one can fucking read it.|
Or even if your writing looks like this:
|As cool as it is to write in cursive... it's not at all cool to write in cursive.|
But my writing looks like this:
|It's cool to print. The only thing cooler is calligraphy.|
Have a good day.