I recently closed an account with JPMorgan Chase H&Q (how's that for falling economy mergers?) which had three shares of EPNY left in it. Today, I received an overnight priority FedEx with a stock certificate -- for three shares! At today's valuation, those shares are worth a whopping $14.97, minus any taxes I'd have to pay if I sold them.
When I was a senior in high school, I was enrolled half time at UCSD for math and computer science classes. I remember that they under-billed me, which resulted in them sending me another bill for $.10. Yep. I wrote a check for ten cents and mailed it back to them. What a ridiculous system. I guess the mail couriers are the winners.