Twice now my wife has deposited a large cheque and the teller has asked her either:
- What is this cheque from?
- What is this cheque for?
Now I have already talked about Snappy Answer to Stupid Financial Questions, however, this question begs a commentary from me as well.
I understand why the question is being asked, however, it really smells of a “Lawyer Question”. You know the “Lawyer Question”, it’s a question that the lawyers make you ask so you have the “I told them not to do that” or “Yes, I asked them if this was illegal”.
Just to be helpful here are some answers that you should not give if you are asked this question at the bank:
It’s the proceeds of selling my Crystal Meth business, I already endorsed it as Walter White
While I think this is funny, my guess is you will not make any friends except with law enforcement.
What’s it to you? Cash the damn cheque and shut up, I am the customer.
That’s one of those, it feels good for 5 seconds and it hurts for weeks after that, never talk to anyone in the service industry like this if you ever want to have service.
The guy who wrote it told me to come in and cash it right away.
No bank would cash anything after you make that statement (without a 2 week hold on it). If your buddy told you that, you might want to keep that to yourself.
I got it from a Nigerian Prince who is trying to get money out of his country
OK, that one I went a little too far.