I did a clean-up on January 4th after agreeing with the homeowner on a price of $100.00. I did the clean-up, lost my shirt, left the invoice on the front door along with a contract agreement which we had also discussed. End of January: Mailed another invoice reminding them that they had not paid! Middle of February: Printed before and after pictures of lawn, reprinted invoice, composed letter letting them know that although we had not written anything up I felt like I could prove fairly easily that I had been there and done the work..............................sent it certified! 2 days later: received signed receipt from letter March 7th: Got pissed and called the man of the house on his job, asked what the problem was..........he claims there was no problem, they had been soooooo busy they just havent wrote the check yet, says he has been after his wife to send it. Wanted me to continue services, I reluctantly said I would if we could iron out some payment wrinkles. He said he would always leave the check in the mailbox, that way they wouldn.t have to remember to mail it! I had my doubts. March 8th: The $100.00 check was to be left in the mailbox for me to pick up on the morning of the 8th. Shazzzaammm, it was there. As I picked it up from the mailbox I scanned the yard, needs doing thats for sure. He had asked me when I could get back over there! I had to go by my bank and make a deposit, since the PAY TO area was left blank I though to my self: SELF, WHY NOT TAKE IT STRAIGHT TO HIS BANK! Self answered right away and said: GOOD THANKIN! I awaited the opening of his bank with mixed emotions, I was happy to finally have been payed for work done 2 months ago but at the same time was a little apprehensive about doing anymore business with these people. As I pulled into the drive thru and turned off the deeeeeezzzzzzzzzzeeeeeelllllll HELLOOOOOOOOO, I put my long lost little check into the canister and noticed something quite strange, it almost bounced back out, hmmmmmmmmm I said to myself, that was strange! SELF answered back: DANG SURE WAS THERE HOMER! I went through the motions, had to actually ink my thumb print on the back of the check, sent it back to the girl, she sent it back to me, needed my drivers license, I sent it back to her again...............I was getting a liiiiiiitttttttttle p.o. ded by now! And finally she called back and said, Sorry Homer, there arent enough funds to cash this check, you can try back tomorrow! I eagerly await the opening of this bank this a.m! Now that I have already inked the check and know to have my I.D. in the canister I will watch closely as I slide the check down in, I.ll be looking for that little bouncing action. If indeedy it does not clear again today I will make a trip to the local distict attorney office and see if he will want to call the man on his job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WILL GET MY DAMMED UP MONEY ONE WAY OR DA OTHER! I have friends you know, I got a little EYETALIAN in me and I aint skeered to use my mafia contacts! These people make me sick, she is an assistant principle at a high school, he is a finance manager at a car dealership............you think they might have a spare $100.00 laying around? I have been fortunate, this is only the 2nd bad check I have ever received, I aint used to this crap........ Will update as the story unfolds!