I’m a waitress in a diner and don’t have a checking account – don’t really make enough money to have one – and when I go cash my small check, the bank that it’s drawn on charges me five dollars. Maybe that teller telling me that doesn’t think much of it, but five dollars is a lot of money to me.
My phone was disconnected last month, because I was late making a payment. They charged me a reconnection fee.
If I’m late paying my electric bill, Duke Energy charges me a late fee. Sometimes I feel like calling them up and telling them that if I had the money, I would pay it on time. No point in that, guess it’s my problem.
Sometimes I think those people in the big fancy buildings and in the suits are laughing at us here in The Hood. Where’s Robin Hood when you need him?
Karen @ The Hood