i'm embarking on a little study and i'd like to get your help. i plan on waxing philosophical, in the "tso's spam" tradition, about the fact that we're being nickled and dimed to death by bogus fees.
i am making a compilation of fees and other superfluous charges that show up on bills. i got the idea a few weeks ago when i had to mosey on over to the county sub-courthouse to pay for my car's registration sticker. most of the charges and fees sounded pretty, well, for lack of a better term, normal, but one poked me right smack dab in the eye. i had to pay an extra thirty cents for a "reflectorization fee." my first thought was shyuh, whatever, but after a little research i've found that, although "reflectorization" is not in the dictionary, it is a term used by the gubbament, namely the department of transportation, to describe the retroreflective surface of signs. uh huh. in layman's terms it's called the shiny stuff on signs, and as a nation we're paying a fortune for it.
anyway, in order to further my project, please share any bogus fees (even if they're just bogus-sounding fees) with me in the comment boxes. your generous help will be appreciated -- and, for your trouble, i'll even waive the retrouniversal multi-blogoshpere responsorializationer fee.