Skip to comments.Termites Feast On Woman's Life Savings
Posted on 06/14/2013 9:54:10 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
CHINA -- A Chinese woman almost lost her life savings recently when termites invaded a wooden drawer in which she kept a plastic bag containing 400,000 yuan: the equivalent of $65,000 U.S. dollars. It was only after the woman decided to redecorate her house in Guandong Province that she noticed the termites had dined on her nest egg. According to the Guangzhou Daily, the money was given to the woman by her children.
A local bank generously scanned the remaining cash and was able to identity 340,000 yuan which means the termite's meal ultimately cost the woman roughly $9,786.
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Termites eating @ the Ritz!
Drywall and baby formula are poisonous but money is edible ...
Wouldn’t the government treasury replace the bills if they receive proof of the ripped up notes? In America I would think they would.
"Say it! Say it! Say "I lost the nest-egg." Go on, say it!"
Looks like these termites and Bungling Ben’s QE circus have a lot in common.
This is China, so they’ll probably send her to a labor camp for destruction of state property.
This is NOT America. However, they replaced part of it. Perhaps the termiets totally consumed $9000 worth.
I will say that the Chinese government is very careful with its money. Tourists are nt allowed to take it out of the country. I was on a cruise there in 1983, and upon returning to the ship in Shanghai I had to turn in all my Chinese money. I had tried to spend it all, but I had a few coins left. The Bank of China took it and refunded me a US dime!
19 Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matt 6:19-21
LOLOLOL! Who’d a thunk that there would be a cartoon out there that perfectly illustrates this story?
According to reports, after relieving the woman of so much money, the termites painted the Chinese town red, asking again and again from place to place: is the bar tender here?
Wouldnt the government treasury replace the bills if they receive proof of the ripped up notes?..In 1977, as a cop, we had a house fire. My partner and I went inside to save three people. The dude kept saying “ I need my ammo box! I need my ammo box!” I cold-cocked him to stay out of the house. Doug and I damn fried getting them out. After the fire, we went back to find the guy crying in the middle of the charred, burnt ashes with his ammo box. “I’ve lost my life savings, Dad’s life savings and my wife’s life savings you SOB’. Inside the box was a huge pile of ashes. The guy living next to my house was a Treasury agent and I took the ammo box to him. He took it to Washington, DC. where they weighed it or did something to the ashes and the victim received $200,000 in the mail sometime down the road.
For a minute there, I thought you were describing Democrats.
As opposed to the US government that feasts on and destroys the earnings and savings of all Americans.
They aren’t quite as careful today. I took a fair amount of RMB from Shenzhen into Hong Kong last summer, but ended up spending most of it in HK, anyway. A few leftovers made it back to the USA with me. :)
I always spent the last of foreign coin on chocolate bars.
What did one termite say to the other termite? “I’m not eating any of that money,it’s a little to rich for me.”
Did they tax him at 35%?
Actually not at all. Remember this was 1977 when we had Peace Officers and the laws (regulations?) were followed.
“The guy living next to my house was a Treasury agent and I took the ammo box to him. He took it to Washington, DC. where they weighed it or did something to the ashes and the victim received $200,000 in the mail sometime down the road.”
How did they know if the box was full of singles, tens or hundreds?
Infrared something or other on the ink. He told me. I’m dumb. Weighed, fabrics, infrared, I glazed over and said “Oh, OK.”
Mold does basically the same thing.
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