How quickly do you cash it?
If it's from my mom or grandmom or someone, I tell them that it might be a few days until I can get to the bank.
But if we get checks for Emerson, from people who normally don't give us presents, I'll make a special trip to the bank in the next day or two so that they're not waiting on their bank statements.
I'm asking b/c I wrote a check to someone two weeks ago and it still hasn't been cashed. I'm accounting for it when I check my balance online, but c'mon, deposit it already!