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Major oops!!!!!!

Discussion in 'The Pub' at netrider.net.au started by vic, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. [Source:theage.com.au]
    Dumped mattress lands cash in trash in Israel
    June 10, 2009 - 11:14PM

    A stash of cash landed in the trash when a woman in Israel dumped her mother's mattress not knowing it was stuffed with the equivalent of about one million US dollars.

    Israeli media reported that the 40-year-old woman showed up at a garbage dump in a panic on Tuesday, looking for the valuable bedding.

    She had bought a new mattress for her mother and, wanting the gift to be a surprise, threw away the old one. She then found out the decades-old mattress contained her mother's life savings.

    Workers are helping her search the garbage, but have found no sign of the cash so far.
  2. Tough luck for her I guess.
  3. Holy crap. What was she saving for?
  4. A lot of old people prefer to keep their money in their own homes, rather than in bank accounts.

    Nothing unusual here.
  5. A new mattress.
  6. she's jewish. enough said :)

    though, i call bullshit as she seems not to be forthcoming with particulars to authorites.

    oh, and 1 milliion in U$ surely would make that matress rather heavy, no?

  7. Good call...I'm smelling BS with this story.
  8. They must have excessive bank charges there too
  9. I also call bullshit.

    Working an average I.T job in australia, after taxes it'd take about 30 years with ZERO expenses to save that kind of money.

    Pretty sure grandma of a 40 year old wasn't on a decent wage the last 20 years.
  10. WOW! I heard there was good money to be made on your back :LOL: :wink:
  11. Her matress wasn't the only thing getting stuffed for years.