Fold at the perforation!

I can’t stand it when perforated papers are folded near the perforation. For example, a lot of checks/cheques or other government documents often have a tendency to do this. It’s absolutely infuriating because it makes it extremely difficult to properly tear the paper at the perforation and quite easily end up tearing the whole paper badly.

Fold things at the perforation! (or at least far away from them).

Photo of paper check with bad tear at fold very near perforation
This is stupid, it will only lead to ruining the paper
Closeup of where the tear moved from the perforation to the fold in the paper
This is inevitable because the fold is too close to the perforation