I went to the bank today to withdraw some funds for my upcoming October trip to Las Vegas. I wrote and endorsed a check to myself from my checking account for $4500 in hundred and fifty dollar bills. When the teller came back to the window (drive thru) she said what will you be using this money for? After looking at her strangely I said Las Vegas. She said sorry for the wait and sent the money thru. I was shocked to have to explain what I was going to do with my money. I do realize that banks and others can report suspicious transactions or transactions of a certain amount to the IRS but this is the first time I have been asked what I was going to do with my money. Maybe I need a bigger mattress to stash my cash.