If we’re really trying to be helpful here, the best advice we can give is to just avoid dark alleys altogether. They’re bad news bears. However, if you insist on frequenting poorly-lit alleys, WE insist that you steer clear of the likes of these folks, who made not hurt you, but will certainly scare the crap out of you. But we’re nearing Halloween, so maybe you’re in the mood to be scared. Whatever. Do what you want and let us know how it goes.
According to the type of group that tracks these sorts of things, ATM fees continue to keep on rising, as the banks behind them need to find SOME way to undo the damage done by the housing crisis. The going rate is an average of $2.50, which means that it’s MUCH cheaper to just go to Whole Foods, buy a cookie, then ask for the maximum $100 back from the register. So long as you don’t mind spending 45 minutes looking for parking at Whole Foods.