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Termites Eat Through Pensionerís £42,000 Life Savings
http://metro.co.uk/2013/06/12/termites-eat-through-pensioners-42000-life-savings-3838085/ ^ | Wednesday 12 Jun 2013

Posted on 06/12/2013 3:40:46 PM PDT by nickcarraway

An elderly woman got a nasty shock when she discovered termites had eaten through her life savings.

When the lady from southern China, who has not been identified, was given £42,000 by her children she decided to store it in a drawer in her residence rather than deposit it in a bank.

This was to prove a costly mistake for the unfortunate woman as when she went to retrieve some of the cash six months later she found the pesky termites had munched into it.

In desperation she took the notes to the bank in the hope she could save some of the damaged money.

Luckily for her workers were able to retrieve £35,000 of the cash but the incident still left her £7,000 out of pocket.

Internet users were sympathetic to the plight of the pensioner but this didn’t stop them from making jokes at her expense.

@okkello tweeted: ‘Who thinks inflation is the only threat to savings?’.

@DrDanDhunna added: ‘Never put your savings in a drawer!’


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: bernanke; china; sourcetitlenoturl; termites

1 posted on 06/12/2013 3:40:46 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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She should have mothballed her money.


2 posted on 06/12/2013 3:43:06 PM PDT by Klemper
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To: nickcarraway

She has termites and we have Democrats.


3 posted on 06/12/2013 3:47:45 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: nickcarraway
A big clue would have been seeing a conga line of termites heading toward her dresser.
4 posted on 06/12/2013 3:56:58 PM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: TexasRepublic

Well, both are insects.


5 posted on 06/12/2013 4:02:58 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: nickcarraway

Termites eating away a life savings? They should be called Bernanke Bugs.


6 posted on 06/12/2013 4:07:25 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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They should be called Bernanke Bugs.

HAHAHA.

7 posted on 06/12/2013 4:08:39 PM PDT by Stentor
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To: TexasRepublic
Thats an insult for termites.

Termites actually have a usefulness.

8 posted on 06/12/2013 4:14:44 PM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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9 posted on 06/12/2013 4:16:53 PM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: nickcarraway

A good argument for gold and silver coins.


10 posted on 06/12/2013 4:34:03 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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