I hired a guy to do some landscaping around the house. Just a bunch of brush trimming and pushing it all back to the treeline around the house itself. Got a recommendation from a local FB group for a local guy. Call him up and he comes out and looks at the job and quotes me $500. Ok...that's in line with what others have charged for similar service in the past. Last week, he texts me and says, "I'll be there Friday." Ok...cool. I confirm the $500 and tell him that when he's done, knock on the door and my daughter will get him the check. He texts back and says, "Make it out to <bla bla bla>. What bank to you use? They charge me to cash your check." Uhhh....I use DCU. "Ok...then please add $6 to the check". WTF? Because I wanted the job done and didn't feel like finding another service, I did it. So, the guy clearly doesn't have a checking account or he's working under the table. Don't really care, but why the f*ck should I have to pay the guy to cash my check? Guy did a great job, but that interaction really put me off and I probably won't use him again for that reason. What would NES do...besides bang his wife, leave an upper decker and throw his car keys onto the roof?