Ted Rall for December 08, 1999
ATM: Before I can process your withdrawal, do you agree to pay your bank an ATM usage fee? Thank you. This is not your home bank's ATM. Do you agree to pay a fee for use of our ATM? Great. The federal reserve bank charges a fee to print and restock currency. Do you agree to this fee? Thank you for recognizing the fact that building and maintaining cash machine's is an expensive process that deserves your support. Please wait... Man: "Please deposit $20"?! Woman: It was only a matter of time before the fees exeeded the cash you wanted.