Sign on the dotted line – Signatures

Sometimes you will find, at the end of an official form, a line on which you are requested to sign your name.

How do you use that line?

Do you carefully sign on the line, making sure you start at the beginning and cram it in if necessary to finish by the end of the line?

If so, you are showing respect for authority and conventionality.

Do you sign somewhere around the line, but pay little attention to following it or where you finish, and perhaps even run your writing over some of the printed text nearby?

You are showing independence and something of an “I’ll do it my way” mind set.

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