I was in Cambodia this past weekend to renew my Thai visa and they charged me $20 US to get in (expected: Cambodia visa) and then they had the gall to charge me $25 US to leave! Wtf is that about?
I talked loudly about how "truly stupid and ridiculous it is to charge someone to leave your shithole of a country" in front of the payment window. I think I made my point.
At first I considered just stealthing past security, but then it turns out going through border control to stamp me out, they would notice I hadn't yet gotten the "Paid for absolutely nothing" stamp on my visa, so I would be sent back to the “”Passenger Service charge” counter to pay up. They even give you a receipt that says "passenger service charge".
Service charge? What service? Collecting my money? If you weren't there collecting my money, I wouldn't have to pay you to collect my money. Not impressed.