I just had a rather disturbing incident over at Wachovia bank. I had a check for $150 someone wrote me for money they owed me. I stopped by their bank to cash it. The teller informs me there is a $5 charge to cash the check. I said "What? Wait a minute, this check is drawn on your bank." Teller still insist because I don't have an account there that I must pay $5 to cash the check. But wait, "don't you already charge these people to handle their money? And now you want to charge me too?" Teller simply reapts that if I want the check cashed, it's $5. So I step aside and call the owner of the business that wrote the check. The owner has no idea why they want $5 to cash the check. She tells me to go ahead and cash it, just bring her a reciept and she'll give me the $5. So, I go back to the teller. She gives me $145 and tells me to have a nice day. "Can I get a reciept please?" She looks bewildered. "A reciept for what?" she ask. "For the $5" I say. After a long conversation with the teller and eventually the branch manager, I get no receipt. WTF is going on here? It's fucked up enough that you charge me $5 to cash a check that you are already charging someone else to handle. Now, you can't give me a reciept for services provided? Do you see what is going on here? These crooks are taking $5 a pop under the table to cash checks. They aren't recording the transaction as revenue from services provided. How many $5 fees is Wachovia collecting a day? Thousands of dollars? And not reporting it as a transcaction? Are they paying their taxes on this revenue? Lousy, cheating, lying mother fuckers.