I went to a drugstore today to get some medicine. As in Starbucks, they no longer need a signature when you use a credit card.
It reminded me of this famous credit card prank of a few years back where the prankster signed with a variety of weird signatures and symbols and no one noticed.
Perhaps getting the signature was always the equivalent of adding an egg to a cake mix. It made us feel as if we'd done something important but it was really just a psychologically-placating gesture all along.
Hmm. I think I'll go read the medicine's ingredients.